File Systems

Vol. 7 No. 7 – August 2009

File Systems


Making Sense of Revision-control Systems

Whether distributed or centralized, all revision-control systems come with complicated sets of tradeoffs. How do you find the best match between tool and team?

by Bryan O'Sullivan

Four Billion Little Brothers?: Privacy, mobile phones, and ubiquitous data collection

Participatory sensing technologies could improve our lives and our communities, but at what cost to our privacy?

by Katie Shilton

Case Study: File Systems and Storage

GFS: Evolution on Fast-forward

A discussion between Kirk McKusick and Sean Quinlan about the origin and evolution of the Google File System

by Marshall Kirk McKusick, Sean Quinlan

The Meaning of Maintenance

Software maintenance is more than just bug fixes.

by George V. Neville-Neil