Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Check the number of file systems supported on Linux

Maintained under /proc.

Virtual file system  is the system call interface and maintains and registers all file systems in a linked list as shown in the fig above.

Files and directories are maintained as Inodes
Root of the filesystem: Superblock
Operations supported on superblock: create_inode, destroy_inode, read_inode, and write_inode among others.

Command to check the file systems supported on your machine:
cat /proc/filesystems

Checking the mounted file systems along with their mount points:
mount

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