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

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12.3. Regular (On-Disk) File Systems

Regular file systems are those that allow storage of files and data on some form of storage media and are the most commonly known type of file system. Regular file systems implement the basic operating system facilities, which include the following:

  • Facilities to read and write file data

  • Facilities for creating and deleting files themselves

  • Facilities for creating and deleting directories to manage files

  • Implementation of a hierarchical directory structure

  • File access control and authentication

  • File locking

File systems that are implemented on local storage are known as “on disk” file systems and use a rigid file system structure on the storage media. In this chapter, we explore three disk-based file systems for ...

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