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The present invention is a method of allocating clusters of a disk or other computer readable medium containing a plurality of clusters to minimize fragmentation. To accomplish this, at least one available block is identified in the computer readable medium. Each block includes one or more contiguous available clusters, where each cluster comprises one or more units of storage space. A request is received to allocate one or more clusters to a file. At least one of the available blocks is selected based on a location of the available block. At least some of the clusters are allocated, and the file is written to the allocated clusters.

Title
Method of allocating clusters of computer readable medium to a file while minimizing fragmentation of the computer readable medium
Application Number
9/768517
Publication Number
6745311 (B2)
Application Date
January 24, 2001
Publication Date
June 1, 2004
Inventor
Jonathan Daub
New York
NY, US
Daniel Fabrizio
Dix Hills
NY, US
Agent
Silicon Valley IP Group PC
US
Agent
Christopher J Hamaty
US
Kevin J Zilka
US
Assignee
Networks Associates Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 12/00
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