Re: Defragmentation Utility

Marko Sepp (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 13:04:53 +0200 (GFT Standard Time)

At 11:18 15.12.1996 -0500, you wrote:

>1) It wouldn't compile as ELF (I think, but I am unsure)
>2) It doesn't run a kernel above 1.2.13 (Message was: "Wrong Magic Number
>in SuperBlock")
> Therefore, I must boot from floppies to perform defragmentation on
>my filesystems (which were formatted with ext2fs 0.5a, I think, so there
>is no big risk of incompatibilities). If you want to try this at home,
>please be sure to have backups and/or access to a UPS (if power fails
>during defragmentation, you're very likely to loose most of the data on
>that partition, it not the entire partition).

I've had my partition corrupted beyond recognition every time
i've used Defrag :-)

According to its developer, i have a problem with some memory chip, so that
the data is getting corrupted while residing in memory.

So now i'm waiting for some memory tester to come up, so i could test my
memory thourougly with different patterns. The one i've tried this far,
memtest, which i ftp-ed from somewhere, has always came up with zero(0) errors.
I have read the SIG11 FAQ, so i _do_ know that it can take hours for the
corruption to show up.