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Filesystem fragmentation on the level of set of files [closed]

The file is stored in blocks by the file system. The block is the smallest amount of data the file system can assign to store a file. The classical definition of a fragmented file is that the file is ...
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When is the data in the journal written to the disk?

(1) mentions that "With a journal the file is first written to the journal, punch-in, and then the journal writes the file to disk when ready. Once it has successfully written to the disk, it is ...
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Does downloading\copying files simultaneously promote fragmentation?

Does writing more than one file simultaneously to a hard drive partition promote fragmentation? Would these files be written interlaced on the hard drive? Examples: Downloading several files ...