O'Reilly logo

Solaris™ Operating Environment System Administrator’s Guide, Fourth Edition by Janice Winsor

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7. Administering File Systems

A file system is a structure of directories used to locate and store files. The term file system is used in several different ways.

  • To describe the entire file tree from the root directory downward.

  • To describe a particular type of file system: disk based, network based, or virtual.

  • To describe the data structure of a disk slice or other media storage device.

  • To describe a portion of a file tree structure that is attached to a mount point on the main file tree so that a portion is accessible.

Usually, you can tell from context which meaning is intended.

The Solaris system software uses the virtual file system (VFS) architecture, which provides a standard interface for different file system types. The kernel handles ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required