A fast file system for UNIX

@article{McKusick1984AFF,
  title={A fast file system for UNIX},
  author={Marshall K. McKusick and William N. Joy and Samuel J. Leffler and Robert S. Fabry},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
  year={1984},
  volume={2},
  pages={181-197}
}
A reimplementation of the UNIX TM file system is described. The reimplementation provides substantially higher throughput rates by using more flexible allocation policies that allow better locality of reference and can be adapted to a wide range of peripheral and processor characteristics. The new file system clusters data that is sequentially accessed and provides two block sizes to allow fast access to large files while not wasting large amounts of space for small files. File access rates of… 

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