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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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What Type of Filesystem Should We Use?

A number of different filesystem types are available, but there isn't usually much choice over which type you are going to use once you know what the filesystem is going to be used for. We will look mainly at disk-based filesystems in this section, but will also have a brief overview of virtual filesystems. (We cover network-based filesystems in Chapter 18, “NFS, DFS, and Autofs.”) Virtual filesystems are generally memory-based filesystems, but the CacheFS and TMPFS types do make use of the disk. Table 6.4 lists the filesystem types, showing which class they belong to.

Table 6.4. Filesystem Types
Filesystem GroupFilesystem TypeDescription
Disk-Baseds5This is quite a dated filesystem type and not used too often. ...

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