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comment Defragging an ext partition?
Not that I know of. You could use ureadahead, as recent Ubuntu builds do by default (see ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1434502 for more info), to achieve a similar effect. Some of the delay in the Linux boot sequence can be reduced by asking it to start services more concurrently where possible if your disro's boot setup supports this (set CONCURRENCY=shell in /etc/defaults/rc on Debian) and similar tweaks. To check you are making any difference with changes that you make use bootchart.org to show what happens before you tweak things compared to afterwards.
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