Visual Representations Of Linux File Systems

by on June 16, 2009 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED June 18, 2009

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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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tudorminator June 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

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


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

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


3 Raj June 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for sharing nice info!


4 M.S. Babaei August 1, 2009 at 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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