Steve D. Pate, «UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation»
Wiley | ISBN 0471164836 | January 2003 | 443 Pages | 4.06 MB
A comprehensive look at the principles, functionality, and implementations of UNIX and Linux filesystems. Every aspect of a network–storage, file transfers, backup–depends on the filesystem for structure, functionality, and integrity. Surprisingly, UNIX–the operating system of choice for mission-critical networks–has historically had little documentation on its filesystem structures. Written by Steve Pate, a sen-ior member of the VERITAS Filesystems Group, this book sheds light on the inner workings of UNIX filesystems and gives you the know-how to fine-tune your UNIX filesystems for optimal performance. Pate also provides a complete implementation of the System V filesystem on Linux, as well as instructions on how to build, install, and analyze it.