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rhyno_dagreat



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What makes a filesystem a filesystem and how do they work in general?
Post 16 Mar 2007, 20:00
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Mac2004



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Hi Rhyno!

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What makes a filesystem a filesystem and how do they work in general?


I would suggest you to get a book focusing on the theory of operating systems. Personally I own a copy of:

-Operating Systems: Internals and design principles by William Stallings.

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Mac2004


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Post 16 Mar 2007, 20:12
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rugxulo



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem

IMO, books about computers are overrated unless they have some huge API reference included or whatever. (At the very least, read some reviews at Amazon or BUY.com or check out used book stores/sales or even your local library before buying anything impulsively.) Books are big business, and sometimes overpriced (ahem, K&R2, I'm talking to you.)
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rhyno_dagreat



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Thanks for the various tips, but I think I'm gaining more of an idea as to how they work in general by trying to design my own, which so far is going okay.
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tom tobias



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rhyno_dagreat wrote:
...I'm gaining more of an idea as to how they work in general by trying to design my own...
Minix seems to represent a useful starting point for comparisons:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/firmware/fatgen.mspx
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/explore2fs/es2fs.htm
http://academic.luther.edu/~howaja01/v/minixrevisited.pdf
http://www.cse.scu.edu/~jnoll/177/projects/file-sys.html
my personal favorite book is by Richard Burgess:
"Developing your own 32-bit operating system", Sams publishing, 1995
though, it is based on FAT, and written in C, but with those caveats, it still has merit.
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