An approach to virtual allocation in storage systems Academic Article uri icon


  • This article presents virtual allocation , a scheme for flexible storage allocation. Virtual allocation separates storage allocation from the file system. It employs an allocate-on-write strategy which lets applications fit into the actual usage of storage space, without regard to the configured file system size. This improves flexibility by allowing storage space to be shared across different file systems. This article presents the design of virtual allocation and its evaluation through benchmarks. To illustrate our approach, we implemented a prototype system on PCs running Linux. We present the results from the prototype implementation and its evaluation.

published proceedings

  • ACM Transactions on Storage

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kang, S., & Reddy, A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Kang, Sukwoo||Reddy, AL Narasimha

publication date

  • November 2006