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Tuxera Assigned Patent

Fail-safe operations of storage devices

Tuxera Inc., Espoo, Finland , has been assigned a patent (10,417,196) developed by Altaparmakov, Anton Ivanov, Great Chesterford, Great Britain, and Szakacsits, Szabolcs, Helsinki, Finland, for “systems and methods for fail-safe operations of storage devices.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: Techniques for enabling fail-safe operations of storage devices are described. A device may be configured to delete an inode in a failsafe manner. A device may be configured to mark directory entries as not in use and ensure this goes to disk before anything else. A device may be configured to create an inode in a failsafe manner. A device may be configured to allocate and initialize a cluster and ensure this is written to disk before anything else. In this manner, a volume may be in a predictable state upon a failure occurring.

The patent application was filed on April 17, 2014 (14/255,243)

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