APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

Linux File Systems


© October 2001 Tony Lawrence
October 2001

Amazon Order (or just read more about) Linux File Systems  from Amazon.com



"Linux File Systems" covers its subject thoroughly, including new features such as the VFS implementation and raw i/o through kiobufs. Detailed coverage of LVM, software RAID, extfs, xfs. IBM's JFS and the Reiserfs pretty well covers anything you'd want or need to know.

But it's not entirely trustworthy. For example, the book includes the "Linux Partition HOW-To" as an appendix. That was written in 1997, and therefore refers to limitations like 128 MB swap partitions which have since changed. You'd expect to find oudated info in an old book (or an old web post!) but not in something just published. However, most of the book is up to date (as of October 2001).

Generally, concepts are explained well. This isn't just raw code dumps with comments (though there is a lot of that): there's a lot of good explanatory material. If you want to know the how and why of file systems, this is a good place to start.

Moshe Bar is also the author of Linux Internals.


Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> Linux File Systems by Moshe Bar Book review


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of OS X Server

Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition

Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Pages




More Articles by © Tony Lawrence




Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should. (Kurt Vonnegut)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:

Books

Kernel

Linux

Programming

Unix



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode





SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

Phone:  707-SCO-UNIX (707-726-8649Toll Free: 833-SCO-UNIX (833-726-8649)
www.SCOsales.com