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CHAPTER 4 The UNIX File System

4.1 File Systems

Before you can use the disk partitions by the OS you need to construct a file system on them. Generally you create a separate file system on each partition, except those used for swap which are accessed as raw partitions, and then join them together to form a hierarchical, tree like structure.

4.1.1 - File system implementation
4.1.2 - Function and contents of superblock
4.1.3 - The inode area
4.1.4 - Directories
4.1.5 - Data area
4.1.6 - Making and mounting file systems - summary

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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