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Is there any defragmenter out there for ext3?

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Linux doesn't need...oh. Well, never mind :) –  DJTripleThreat Jan 12 '11 at 1:21
    
@DJTripleThreat: Where's the dislike button... –  Mehrdad Jan 12 '11 at 1:23
    
Ha! ;-)........ –  DJTripleThreat Jan 12 '11 at 1:26
    
Desktop PCs do not need defragmentation, not even on Windows. It's the snake oil of the digital age. And this is not a lecture. :) –  nem75 Jul 30 '12 at 16:00

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

http://launchpad.net/e2defrag.

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Shake

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+1, interesting... so, reading that page, is it true that Linux has no native support for defragmentation like Windows does (with FSCTL_GET_RETRIEVAL_POINTERS)? –  Mehrdad Jan 11 '11 at 23:23
    
It is currently in development. Google for e4defrag. –  psusi Jan 12 '11 at 1:03
    
Cool, thanks for the info! –  Mehrdad Jan 12 '11 at 1:24
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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  hexafraction Aug 30 '12 at 18:34

There is a useful article here but it's a few years old

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Oct 11 '12 at 11:36

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