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Knowing about disk encryption

What is the need for encryption? LUKS Cryptsetup How to use an encrypted partition ? Encryption is an important need for it is our data that is being protected and learning to protect the data is another factor one must know.

Features of file-system

You rarely need to scan the entire partition for errors, as everything but the very last transaction has been logged and confirmed, so it takes almost no time to check.‚Äč Even if you do check the whole filesystem, newer filesystems have been designed with fast fsck in mind; older filesystems did not think much about… Continue Reading →

Knowing about I/O scheduling

Hardware access time should be minimized, i.e. requests should be ordered according to the physical location on the drive. Requests should be merged to an extent possible to get as big as contiguous region as possible which in turn reduces the disk space. Requests should be satisfied with as low latency as possible. Latency is… Continue Reading →

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