|Ask HN: What are some good resources for learning about low level disk/file IO?|
|156 points by nlnn 6 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 43 comments|
I've been messing around with writing a toy database for fun/learning, and realised I've got a fairly big gap in my knowledge when it comes to dealing with performance and durability when dealing with file reads/writes.
Example of some questions I'd like to be able to answer or at least make reasonable decisions about (note: I don't actually want any answers to the above now, they're just examples of the sort of thing I'd like to read in depth about, and build up some background knowledge):
I recall reading some posts (related to Redis/SQLite/Postgres) related to this, which made me realise that it's a fairly complex topic, but not one I've found a good entry point for.
Any pointers to books, documentation, etc. on the above would be much appreciated.
Ask HN: What are some good resources for learning about low level disk/file IO?