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"LOG:nomics" details the design and implementation of log-structured file systems (LFS). At its most fundamental level, LFS is designed for high throughput by sequentially writing all updates to a continuous stream called a "circular log". It’s also optimized to provide very fast system restarts, should a power failure occur.

The concept of a log-structured file system was originally designed by one of the co-founders of VMware (Mendel Rosenblum); these days, LFS powers everything from enterprise storage, portable media players, and even medical equipment.

Specific topics covered include on-disk structures, in-memory structures, directory layout, garbage collection, and performance. This book also details best practices around memory management and space optimization.


About the Author

Brian Mitchell
Brian is a NetApp Technical Consultant with Avnet, specializing in training partners how to architect, demo, & install NetApp solutions.

Publish Date  June 18, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  86 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Computers & Internet


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