about fragmentation (of free disk space)

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 21:11:56 PDT 2015

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 11:57 PM, Michael David Crawford <
mdcrawford at gmail.com> wrote:

> In principle a highly fragmented disk has less payload capacity, and
> will be slower to access because of all the indirect blocks.

If the file is that large, it'll have indirect blocks anyway. I don't know
how HFS+ handles it offhand, but on UFS you would have the same number of
indirect blocks either way.

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