File Systems & File System Protocols
• The file system is a component of the storage
• The file system can play a significant role in
• Key considerations:
– Maximum file system size and maximum file size
– Directory schema
– Crash recovery capabilities
File systems are essentially applications that organize and manage the data
stored on storage devices.
Keep track of free and allocated space
Allocate and release disk space as files grow, shrink or are deleted
Store and manage metadata
important information about the files and about the file system itself
Ensure the integrity of the data
File systems are important because they sit between the storage devices and
the applications that use storage resources.