What is the relation and the difference between xattr and chattr? I want to know when I set a chattr attribute in Linux what is happening inside the Linux kernel and inode metadata.
Where does the *nix system store information about number of hard links to a specific inode? I can't find any information about that. Everywhere what a hard link is but rarely a bit more advanced ...
I would like to find all the files of my system, which sizes are more than a couple gigabits. I thought I would use find -size, but the man page states: The size does not count indirect blocks ...
Say I am running a software, and then I run package manager to upgrade the software, I notice that Linux does not bring down the running process for package upgrade - it is still running fine. How ...
I wonder if storing the information about files in inodes instead of directly in the directory is worth the additional overhead. It may be well that I'm overestimating the overhead or overlooking some ...
I created a hard link for the shadow file. For removing the passwd of the user I opened the shadow file in vi editor and removed the encrypted passwd and then saved. The inode value of the shadow file ...
I know of this command: find /path/to/mountpoint -inum <inode number> but it is a very slow search, I feel like there has to be a faster way to do this. Does anybody know a faster method?
I had a problem (new to me) last week. I have a ext4 (Fedora 15) filesystem. The application that runs on the server suddenly stopped. I couldn't find the problem at first look. df showed 50% ...
From the article Anatomy of Linux File Systems by Tim Jones, I read that Linux views all the file systems from the perspective of a common set of objects and these objects are superblock, inode, ...