Problem: Storing and accessing packed data

packet data – data stored concurrently of defined size (file, packet, data structure).

Assumption – number of packet data number is known and fixed.

Common solution:
Like in FAT, keep data information and payload separately
pros:
– payload can move around, since pointer to it is being tracked

cons:
– system need to track changes to each packet and update data information (synchronize)
– depending of data packet, information can be duplicated
– if data is stored in NVM like flash memory, then information and payload need to be stored separately
– indirect access

Keep data and payload together
pros:
– direct access

cons:

Case 1: Storing packet data in volatile memory
Case 2: Storing packet data in non-volatile memory