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The data blocks of a very large file in the Unix file system are allocated using

  1. continuous allocation
  2. linked allocation
  3. indexed allocation
  4. an extension of indexed allocation
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The data blocks of a very large file in the unix file system are allocated using an extension of indexed allocation or EXT2 file system. Hence option (d) is the right answer.
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Yes. But UFS and EXT2 are not the same. EXT2 is used in Linux but UFS existed even before.

(You can consider Unix as a base class and Linux and MAC its two derived classes)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_File_System
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ans D

The Unix file system uses an extension of indexed allocation. It uses direct blocks, single indirect blocks, double indirect blocks and triple indirect blocks
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