I do not imagine that many of the Turing lecturers who will follow me will be people who were acquainted with Alan Turing... Although a mathematician, Turing took quite an interest in the engineering side of computer design… Turing’s contribution to this discussion was to advocate the use of gin, which he said contained alcohol and water in just the right proportions... Sir Maurice Wilkes (1913-2010), Computers Then and Now (1967 Turing Award Lecture)
Why does it matter what you put in the delay line?
J. Alex Halderman, Seth D. Schoen, Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, William Paul, Joseph A. Calandrino (UVa BSCS 2004), Ariel J. Feldman, Jacob Appelbaum, and Edward W. Felten. Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys. USENIX Security 2008.
Unix File System
An inode represents a file. It includes:
- size (in bytes)
- user ID, group ID, permissions
- link count
and many other properties (see fs.h).
stat (Unix command) provides information about an inode.
> stat -x class16.pptx
Why doesn't the inode include the filename?
What commands would make the value of Links become 2? Can it ever be 0?
Unix System 5 File System
Diskmap is 13 entries: 0-9 are direct pointers to disk blocks (each disk block is 1K bytes); 10 is a pointer to an indirect block (each entry points to a block); 11 is a pointer to a double indirect block (each entry points to an indirect block); 12 is a pointer to a triple indirect block (each entry points to a double indirect block).
What is the largest file that can be store using this system?
How would you test if your file system uses a similar structure?
df -i gives information about the device inodes:
> df -i Filesystem 512-blocks Used Available Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk0s2 975425848 503107888 471805960 52% 62952484 58975745 52% / devfs 369 369 0 100% 641 0 100% /dev map -hosts 0 0 0 100% 0 0 100% /net map auto_home 0 0 0 100% 0 0 100% /home
Could I run out of inodes before I run out of storage space?
To explore your drive's inodes: