Yea old defrag

From: Phillip Susi
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 12:20:52 EST

I'm writing this to Theodore Ts'o because he has worked on the package in the past, and currently maintains e2fsprogs. I am CCing lkml since there are likely to be other interested parties, and there does not seem to be a separate list for e2fsprogs.

The old defrag package for doing offline defragmentation of ext2 has not been maintained in many years. About two years ago I fixed a few bugs that were causing it to not work on ext3 and placed the changes in Ubuntu. I would like to see this program continue to live since it still serves a purpose, but because it has had no upstream maintainer in so long, Debian and thus Ubuntu have dropped the package. I am trying to resurrect it.

I was wondering why it was never integrated into e2fsprogs, and if this could now be done. It seems to me that e2fsprogs would be the proper home for it, and a neutral upstream for everyone. If not, then I will try to maintain it as an Ubuntu native package in a bazaar branch on launchpad.
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