I have my home directy encrypted with ecryptfs. Does ecryptfs lead to fragmentation?
I have the feeling that reading files, displaying folders and login became continuously slower and slower (although it was not noticeably slow at the beginning). The hard disk makes a lot of seek noise even if I open only a text file.
In /home/.ecryptfs I see many big archives (that probably contain the encrypted files), so I'm wondering if Linux file system online defragmentation gains anything here.
What options do I have to increase performance? Should I decide whether I maybe better do without encryption?