Secondary Storage and Filesystems

  title={Secondary Storage and Filesystems},
  author={Marshall K. McKusick},
  booktitle={Computing Handbook, 3rd ed.},
The memory on a computer is organized into a hierarchy of storage [Smith 1981]. This storage ranges from small and fast to slow and huge. Figure 1 shows a typical hierarchy. It is composed of two main parts: the primary store and the secondary store. This paper is concerned with the secondary part of the storage. Many types of hardware are used to support… CONTINUE READING