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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 14

1: What is the file system's primary responsibility?
A1: Answer: To manage the allocation of storage addresses for file data
2: True or false: The operating system/file system interface is a clearly delineated abstract boundary.
A2: Answer: False. The interactions between a file system and an operating system are complex and not generally well known.
3: The layout reference system in most UNIX file systems is called what?
A3: Answer: The inodes
4: True or false: The directory structure and layout of data in the storage address space are closely related.
A4: Answer: False. They are completely independent.
5: What is the importance of the file system's layout reference system?
A5: Answer: It allows data to be located within a storage address space. ...

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