Explain Linked List/Free List

Q1. Explain Linked List/Free List.

Ans. Another approach to free-space management is to link together all the free disk blocks, keeping a pointer to the first free block in a special location on the disk and caching it in memory. This first block contains a pointer to the next free disk block, and so on.

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Figure: Linked free-space list on diskE

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