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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Solaris File Systems and Their Functions

Each file system used in Solaris is intended for a specific purpose.

The root file system is at the top of an inverted tree structure (refer to Figure 8.1). It is the first file system that the kernel mounts during booting. It contains the kernel and device drivers. The / directory is also called the mount pointdirectory of the file system. All references in the file system are relative to this directory. The entire file system structure is attached to the main system tree at the root directory during the process of mounting, and hence the name. During the creation of the file system, a lost + found directory is created within the mount point directory. This directory is used to dump into the file system ...

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