08156165 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 72 patents.

In one aspect, the present disclosure describes a process for maintaining file allocation tables (FATs) for a volume of storage medium. The process includes triggering, by a write operation, modification of data in an existing sector of a data file by writing of data to a new sector of the storage medium. The process also includes writing revised used/unused sector information into one FAT and setting a variable indicative of a number of FATs (NOF) to a first value. The process additionally includes copying the one FAT to another FAT and re-setting the variable to a second value.

Title
Transaction-safe FAT files system
Application Number
11/668393
Publication Number
8156165 (B2)
Application Date
January 29, 2007
Publication Date
April 10, 2012
Inventor
DaiQian Huang
Sammamish
WA, US
Jason Ryan Farmer
Redmond
WA, US
Sharon Drasnin
Seattle
WA, US
Daniel J Polivy
Seattle
WA, US
Ronald O Radko
Kirkland
WA, US
Yadhu N Gopalan
Redmond
WA, US
Hang Li
Beijing
CN
Michael D Malueg
Renton
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 12/00
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