Chapter 2. Coming To Terms

Table of Contents

2.1. Byte Ordering
2.2. Sectors and Blocks
2.3. Drive Geometry Cruft
2.4. Partitioning
2.5. Superblocks and Spacing
2.6. Inodes and Links
2.7. Block Allocation

This chapter wants to prepare you for the wealth of terms invented by file system designers. Once you know what the typical elements of a file system are, it'll be much easier to map proprietary terms to your mind model.