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SGI: XFS: A Next Generation Journalled 64-Bit Filesystem With Guaranteed Rate I/O

May 21, 1999, 12:08 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Holton)

Thanks to luis fernandes for this link.

"XFS is SGI's next-generation filesystem and volume manager for IRIX systems. XFS represents a leap into the future of filesystem management, providing a 64-bit journalled filesystem that can handle large files quickly and reliably. In addition, XFS provides the unique feature of guaranteed rate I/O that leverages SGI's intimate knowledge of media serving environments. As a next generation product, XFS was designed as a new fully integrated product, rather than a modification of an existing product. Thus, important filesystem features such as journalling were seamlessly integrated into XFS, instead of being awkwardly added to an existing filesystem.

"This paper is dedicated to describing the superior features of the XFS filesystem and its underlying architecture."

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