6.6. Managing journaled file systems

A file system is a set of files, directories, and other structures. File systems maintain information and identify the location of a file or directory’s data. In addition to files and directories, file systems may contain a boot block, a superblock, bitmaps, and one or more allocation groups. An allocation group contains disk i-nodes and fragments.

The following three types of file systems are supported on an AIX system:

Journaled File SystemThis native file system type is called the journaled file system (JFS). Each journaled file system resides on a separate logical volume. The operating system mounts some journaled file systems during initialization (those that are required to boot and run the system) ...

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