[RC5] Windows client and pause while running defrag

Don Cohen cohen at maine.rr.com
Wed Dec 27 20:35:08 EST 2000


It's already there.

>From the main window choose 1 (general settings) then choose option 7 (pause 
if running).


On Wednesday 27 December 2000 03:29 pm, you wrote:
> When running defrag under Windows, the client pauses so defrag would not
> have to restart that many times. Unfortunately, I'm using Norton Speed
> Disk, so I guess it doesn't recognise it (I think, but it doesn't matter to
> the point I'm trying to make).
>
> The client pauses because disk access causes the optimization programs to
> restart.
>
> Wouldn't it be possible to solve both of these problems by adding a client
> configuration option to specify the executable to check for (instead of
> default defrag.exe), and to suspend only disk access (logging?,
> checkpointing), except for buffer access and thus keep on working?
>
> The loss of checkpointing will not make any difference: if the computer
> crashes during the optimization process, work will be lost which otherwise
> would not be done. Logging may be some problem, but that might be kept in
> memory and written upon inevitable disk access due to the fact that buffers
> need to be read and written. If you want no disk access at all, you could
> also switch to random blocks for example. There are many possibilities to
> recover the time spent in defragmenting.
>
> Just some thoughts.
>
> Regards,
>
> Edwin
>
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