Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info
To: NetBSD Users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Holger Weiss <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/2005 15:59:28
* Robert Cates <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-06-20 11:23]:
> 1. What are the various file systems a user can choose from?
You probably have the various filesystems for Linux in mind. The
situation is different for BSD (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).
The Berkeley Fast File System (FFS, sometimes referred to as UFS) is the
standard filesystem on BSD.
> 2. Where is good, detailed, technical info/documentation on the various
> file systems?
Apart from the FFS docs already mentioned, you might want to have a look
at the paper on soft updates for FFS:
> 3. Does anybody know of a source which compares the various file systems
> with the various Linux file systems, in terms of performance, etc.?
The following paper compares soft updates and journaling filesystems:
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