Regular file systems are those that allow storage of files and data on some form of storage media and are the most commonly known type of file system. Regular file systems implement the basic operating system facilities, which include the following:
Facilities to read and write file data
Facilities for creating and deleting files themselves
Facilities for creating and deleting directories to manage files
Implementation of a hierarchical directory structure
File access control and authentication
File systems that are implemented on local storage are known as “on disk” file systems and use a rigid file system structure on the storage media. In this chapter, we explore three disk-based file systems for ...