file fragmentation project
bart_nessux at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 2 23:10:02 CEST 2004
Python may not be suitable for this, but I thought I'd ask the experts:
I'm doing a summer project that will attempt to measure exactly how file
fragmentation affects disk drive and OS performance. I'd like to use
Python for some of this. In particular, I'd like to write a file
fragmentor in Python that will randomly fragment x% of files on a NTFS
filesystem into y number of fragments. For example, assuming that we
start with a 100% defragmented drive, run the program to randomly
fragment 20% of the drive's files into 7 different fragments (may also
base the number of fragments on the file's size).
Anyway, would Python be acceptable for this type of project? Speed is
somewhat important, but not extremely.
All comments and advice are welcomed.
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