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UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation

UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation

Steve D. Pate

ISBN: 978-0-471-45675-9

Feb 2003

480 pages

$32.99

Description

  • 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

Foreword xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 UNIX Evolution and Standardization 1

Chapter 2 File-Based Concepts 17

Chapter 3 User File I/O 35

Chapter 4 The Standard I/O Library 73

Chapter 5 Filesystem-Based Concepts 85

Chapter 6 UNIX Kernel Concepts 105

Chapter 7 Development of the SVR4 VFS/Vnode Architecture 121

Chapter 8 Non-SVR4-Based Filesystem Architectures 155

Chapter 9 Disk-Based Filesystem Case Studies 189

Chapter 10 Mapping Filesystems to Multiprocessor Systems 237

Chapter 11 Pseudo Filesystems 249

Chapter 12 Filesystem Backup 265

Chapter 13 Clustered and Distributed Filesystems 285

Chapter 14 Developing a Filesystem for the Linux Kernel 325

Glossary 407

References 425

Index 429

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