5. File System ManagementΒΆ

File System Manager

A set of OS Services that provides Files and Directories for user applications.

File

A named, ordered collection of information

File System

A set of files and directories contained on a single drive. The raw data on the drive is translated to this abstract view of files and directories by the file system manager according to the specification of the file system standard.

The file manager administers the file system by:
  • Storing the information on a device
  • Mapping the block storage to a logical view
  • Allocating/deallocating storage
  • Providing directories

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