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Solaris™ Internals: Core Kernel Components by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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4.1. Kernel Directory Hierarchy

The binary object modules that make up the Solaris kernel exist in a well-defined directory name space in the root and usr file systems. The system directory names are described in Table 4-1.

Table 4-1. System Directories
Directory Name Description
root (/) Beginning of the system directory name space
/kernel Subdirectory tree with platform-independent loadable kernel modules
/platform Subdirectory tree with platform-dependent loadable kernel modules
The following directories are not subdirectories under root (/). Rather, they are directory names that hold specific types of kernel objects and exist as subdirectories under several top-level directories, such as /kernel, /platform/<arch>) and /usr/kernel. Refer to ...

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