Linux File System Primer
Linux offers a number of file systems. This paper discusses these file systems, why there are so many, and which ones are the best to use for which workloads and data. Not all data is the same. Not all workloads are the same. Not all filesystems are the same. Matching the file system to the data and workload allows customers to build efficient scalable and cost effective solutions. On a related note, here's a short guide on Linux/UNIX file system basic concepts.
(Submitted by nixcraft Sun May 14, 2006 )
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