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A Crash Resistant UNIX File System

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD



The UNIX operating system has been extended to support a crash resistant file system. This paper describes the modifications which were made to the UNIX kernel to support such a file system and the associated recovery facilities for maintaining the internal consistency of files despite the failure of the host processor, transient hardware failures and decay of the storage medium.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Anyanwu JA, Marshall LF

Series Editor(s): Elphick, MJ

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1985

Pages: 17

Print publication date: 01/01/1985

Source Publication Date: January 1985

Report Number: 195

Institution: Computing Laboratory, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne