File System Constructs and Functions
In addition to the basic structures of file systems just discussed, several different constructs and functions are common in file systems today:
These primary file system functions are discussed in the following sections.
File systems usually have a reserved location in a storage address space to keep internal information about their operation, configuration, and status. This reserved location is called the superblock in UNIX file systems and the master file table in Windows server file systems.
The Name Space
The file system's name space provides a method for interpreting and displaying file and directory ...