Practical File System Design

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Elsevier Science, Nov 9, 1998 - Computers - 256 pages

This is the new guide to the design and implementation of file systems in general, and the Be File System (BFS) in particular. This book covers all topics related to file systems, going into considerable depth where traditional operating systems books often stop. Advanced topics are covered in detail such as journaling, attributes, indexing and query processing. Built from scratch as a modern 64 bit, journaled file system, BFS is the primary file system for the Be Operating System (BeOS), which was designed for high performance multimedia applications. You do not have to be a kernel architect or file system engineer to use Practical File System Design. Neither do you have to be a BeOS developer or user. Only basic knowledge of C is required. If you have ever wondered about how file systems work, how to implement one, or want to learn more about the Be File System, this book is all you will need.

About the author (1998)

Dominic Giampaolo has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Worchester Polytechnic and is one of the principal kernel engineers for Be Inc. His responsibilities include the file system and various other parts of the kernel. Dominic Giampolo joined Be as one of its principle engineers. He has had the primary responsibility for designing and implementing many of the low level features of the operating system, including the file system.

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