The Minix FileSystem was the file system used by Minix, and was described in "Operating Systems: Their design and implementation" by AndrewTannenbaum.

The Minix file system had a number of limitations:

  • It couldn't address partitions larger than 64mb
  • It had a maximum limit of 32 chars on filenames
  • etc

The Minix File system was used a lot on floppies where it's overhead was low. It's design also leant itself to being a file within the FileSystem of the host OperatingSystem when Minix was run as a process within another OperatingSystem.


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