Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Holger Weiss <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/20/2005 15:59:28
* Robert Cates <> [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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