indirect blocks

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Thu Mar 13 02:49:08 UTC 2008

David Schwartz wrote:
>> what are indirects blocks? LIke double indirect triple indirect?
> Indirect blocks are blocks that point to (contain the address of) other
> blocks (which hold data). Double indirect blocks point to indirect blocks.
> Triple indirect blocks point to double indirect blocks.

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