The purpose of this page is to list and briefly describe the documentation available to those who will use the file space management feature found in the HDF5 library.
The HDF5 library's file space management activities encompass both the allocation of file space and the management of free space. When an HDF5 object (group, dataset, etc.) is created and written, file space is allocated for storing its metadata and raw data. When an object is removed, the space associated with the object becomes free space.
The following are the sections on this page:
- File Space Management Strategies
- File Space Management User’s Guide (not yet available)
- HDF5 Library APIs