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UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation

ISBN: 978-0-471-16483-8
480 pages
January 2003
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  • Covers all versions of UNIX, as well as Linux, operating systems that are used by the majority of Fortune 1000 companies for their mission-critical data
  • Offers more detail than other books on the file input/output aspects of UNIX programming
  • Describes implementation of UNIX filesystems over a thirty year period
  • Demonstrates VERITAS and other filesystem examples
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Chapter 1. UNIX Evolution and Standardization.

Chapter 2. File-Based Concepts.

Chapter 3. User File I/O.

Chapter 4. The Standard I/O Library.

Chapter 5. Filesystem-Based Concepts.

Chapter 6. UNIX Kernel Concepts.

Chapter 7. Development of the SVR4 VFS/Vnode Architecture.

Chapter 8. Non-SVR4-Based Filesystem Architectures.

Chapter 9. Disk-Based Filesystem Case Studies.

Chapter 10. Mapping Filesystems to Multiprocessor Systems.

Chapter 11. Pseudo Filesystems.

Chapter 12. Filesystem Backup.

Chapter 13. Clustered and Distributed Filesystems.

Chapter 14. Developing a Filesystem for the Linux Kernel.




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STEVE D. PATE is a senior manager and long time contributor to the VERITAS Filesystems Group. For the last fifteen years, he has been involved in the design and development of operating systems for numerous versions of UNIX and microkernel-based implementations of UNIX.
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