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A New One-Way Isolation File-Access Method at the Granularity of a Disk-Block

  • Wenyuan Kuang
  • Yaoxue Zhang
  • Li Wei
  • Nan Xia
  • Guangbin Xu
  • Yuezhi Zhou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4610)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a file-access method, called as OIDB(One-way Isolation Disk Block), which always keeps original files on pristine status and enables users to access files without restricting the functionality. This is accomplished via one-way isolation: users can read files in origin storage, but they are not permitted to write files in the origin storage. Their writing operations are redirected to the temporary storage. A key property of our approach is that files are accessed at the granularity of a disk-block, which makes the overheads of disk-block copying be alleviated largely. OIDB supports a wide range of tasks, including: sharing pristine data, supporting file system versioning, testing unauthentic software. The employment of OIDB in TransCom System has verified its desirable features. The performance evaluation represents that OIDB introduces low disk-block copying overheads in the process of accessing a file, especially in modifying a file.

Keywords

Leaf Node Temporary Storage Internal Node Implementation Structure Disk Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenyuan Kuang
    • 1
  • Yaoxue Zhang
    • 1
  • Li Wei
    • 1
  • Nan Xia
    • 2
  • Guangbin Xu
    • 1
  • Yuezhi Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084P.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Computer Network Systems, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei City, 230009, Anhui ProvinceChina

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