Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 14:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Most applications do not deal with disks directly, instead storing their data in files in a file system, which protects us from those scoundrel disks. After all, a key task of the file system is to ensure that the file system can always be recovered to a consistent state after an unplanned system crash (for example, a power failure). While a good file system will be able to beat the disks into submission, the required effort can be great and the reduced performance annoying. This article examines the shortcuts that disks take and the hoops that file systems must jump through to get the desired reliability."
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by peteo on Sun 9th Sep 2012 17:08 UTC
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The linked article is good. I saw it two days ago.

Now... When will Thom Holwerda leave and someone take OSNews back to the good old days of interesting, original, non-dutchy, non-linky, non-bloggy news items and in-depth interviews?

I'm just asking, as the current state is "hey, look ma', I don't have time for anything else, so let's make another lame news syndication web site"


Edited 2012-09-09 17:10 UTC

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