Philippe Strauss (
Tue, 09 Jul 1996 12:56:37 +0200


Thanks for your answers.

To sumarize:

Leonard N. Zubkoff <> wrote:
> You should use e2fsprogs-1.04 with recent kernel sources.

Bryn Paul Arnold Jones <> wrote:
> The short answer is don't fix defrag, I'd ask Stephen Tweedie
> <>.

Stephen C. Tweedie <> wrote:
> Aww, since you're all clammering for it, I'll promote it up my TODO
> list a bit. :)

Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> In the case of defrag0.6, the best way to make the change is pass the a
> pointer to the ext2 superblock to the EXT2_FIRST_INO macro. This will
> allow it to be compatible with future ext2 filesystems where the first
> data inode may no longer be located at EXT2_GOOD_OLD_FIRST_INO.

But I think I can wait a new release of defrag, updated by its author

Recents e2fsck (1.02 and 1.04) report approx. 4% of non-contiguous files
on my /usr partition (1 year old, without any defrag ever). Is it a
normal value ?

Philippe Strauss, CH-1092 Belmont
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