The Alpine File System

@article{Brown1985TheAF,
  title={The Alpine File System},
  author={Mark R. Brown and Karen N. Kolling and Edward A. Taft},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
  year={1985},
  volume={3},
  pages={261-293}
}
Alpine is a file system that supports atomic transactions and is designed to operate as a service on a computer network. Alpine's primary purpose is to store files that represent databases. An important secondary goal is to store ordinary files representing documents, program modules, and the like. Unlike other file servers described in the literature, Alpine uses a log-based technique to implement atomic file update. Another unusual aspect of Alpine is that it performs all communication via a… CONTINUE READING

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