I was wondering how for example drop box or a NAS is coping with the different file systems on different operating systems when sharing a folder? I was reading more about the different file systems and noticed that they ol have their size limits or they all safe their files in a different way. But how is it possible to have shared network folder between these different operating systems and their file systems. Because for example a FAT32 file system cannot have files larger than 4GB. But what if a user with a NTFS file system shares a folder with …

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Ok, so I have been trying to google the heck out of this thing to absolutely no avail and I'm really and truly stuck! The assignment, as posed to the class by my operating systems concepts teacher, was to start work on creating a file system. To begin with, he pointed us to [URL="http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/fuse/index.php?title=Hello_World#Hello_World_example"]http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/fuse/index.php?title=Hello_World#Hello_World_example[/URL] as an example of using FUSE to create and mount a filesystem consisting of the text file 'hello' containing the text "Hello World!". We were to take this as a base and expand to create three additional files. Taking hellofs.c as the starting point, write a …

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Time to enter the Wayback ([URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WABAC_machine"]WABAC[/URL]) Machine to an experience I had with a new Linux user and compare it to today's more tech savvy audience. The year was 1997 and I had settled in for the evening with my [URL="http://www.guinness.com/"]favorite beverage[/URL] and a bit of channel flipping, when I received a telephone call from a guy who'd installed Linux on his computer. He didn't know what else to do from there, except call someone who did know what to do, me. The conversation began with him saying, "I've installed Linux, now what?" I was in business for myself, at …

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Hi, I'm writing a scientific application that has to store a large (1GB to 500GB+) amount of data on a hard drive, and then, once written, read it back sequentially to process it. The amount of data for a particular experiment is known in advance, exact to the byte. When I write this file to disk at the moment, it ends up extremely fragmented (500+ fragments), despite there being enough contiguous space on the drive at the start to have it in one piece. This ends up being extremely detrimental to performance when analysing the data. I imagine this happens …

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Hi, Can anyone explain me, what is file system in solaris all about? Regards, Prashant

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Most often, when someone talks about a filesystem or file system, they're referring to disk filesystems such as NTFS, FAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, ISO 9660 and many others but can also refer to network file systems such as CIFS (Common Internet File System aka Samba) and NFS. A filesystem is a specially-designed database of files, their disk location, definition and attributes. Everything on a Unix or Linux filesystem is a file: Directories, processes, links, programs, and device references. All files. But, is there a perfect filesystem? Distributed filesystems such as [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL]'s filesystem come pretty close. Ext4 is being praised as …

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Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS, is found guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Nina. Described as odd, strange, and narcissistic by the prosecuting attorneys and having Asperger's Syndrome by his attorney; the jury decided against him. Unfortunately, the evidence against him was significant and damning. The prosecutors gave Reiser's ongoing custody battle as motive for the killing. Reiser was somewhat of a child prodigy having entered into The University of California at Berkeley at 14. He created his own personalized degree plan and earned his BA degree in Systematizing. The ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, that bear his name, break from …

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The End.