GATE - 2008 | OS | The data blocks of a very large file in the Unix file system are allocated using

GATE - 2008 | OS | The data blocks of a very large file in the Unix file system are allocated using
Posted on 14-02-2022

GATE - 2008 [Operating System]

Question:

The data blocks of a very large file in the Unix file system are allocated using  

A

contiguous allocation

B

linked allocation

C

indexed allocation

D

an extension of indexed allocation

   

Solution:

Option (D) is Correct.

An Unix file system can utilizes an extension of indexed allocation. Because it uses direct blocks, single indirect blocks, double indirect blocks and triple indirect blocks.

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