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> > Indeed, this creates need for a 'de-fragmentation-tool' for Linux. I tried
> > defrag-0.6, but it simply crashed (I know that ext2 doesn't want to
> > fragment...)
> Last I tried to recompile defrag-0.6, it didn't like the vaguely-modern
> kernel includes...I think I sent the ext2 Lord High Guru and Fixer some
> email, but never got anything back. *shrug* Anyway, I didn't see a
> binary at the time, but the compile errors were about struct members
> that went away, so I'm not surprised that your binary fell to software
> rot...

Hmmm...I think Ted T'so has indicated in the past what the necessary fixes
are. I seem to recall he even responded to an e-mail of mine, and explained
what needed to be done [which I've completely forgotten].

Ted has been great to me, and only blown-up once at me [which he apologized
for, and explained himself]. He's done so much for Linux, and _IS_ doing
so much for Linux (it seems hard to find much code around that he's not
touched). I'm not surprised that maintaining a mostly unused package
like defrag is low on his priority list.

Some drawbacks of being a guru, so I've heard, is that you get to answer
the same questions and deal with the same complaints 10,000 times. Even
Mother Theresa might want to pick up an Uzi at that point.

--
Andrew E. Mileski mailto:aem@netcom.ca

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