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Visual Representations Of Linux File Systems

This is an interesting visualization techniques for software analysis. From the article:

Despite being a very important part of any operating system, file systems tend to get little attention. The first part is a detail analysis of one particular Linux Kernel tree and the second is a shorter one done over a large number of file systems from Linux Kernel 2.6.0 to 2.6.29. After that there is a small section that shows some aspects of the BSD family. After conclusions there is an appendix consisting of three things: the first one explains how the file systems for Linux were compiled, the second one shows timelines for the releases of Linux Kernel, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD; the last is a detailed map of the external symbols of the kernel modules analyzed in the second section.

A Visual Expedition Inside the Linux File Systems

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  • Tudorminator June 17, 2009, 10:27 am

    Thanks a lot, very interesting. Good find. Cheers.

  • Advice Penguin June 17, 2009, 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the link!
    Very nice to see the evolution of Linux File Systems.

  • Raj June 25, 2009, 1:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing nice info!

  • M.S. Babaei August 1, 2009, 3:48 am

    Now I’m going to understand the nature of superblocks!! something I can’t understands for years!! :D

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