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

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Disk Slices

A disk slice is a physical subset of a disk that is composed of a single range of contiguous blocks. It can be used either as a raw device or it can hold a disk-based file system.

On SPARC-based systems, Solaris defines eight disk slices. Solaris assigns these eight disk slices, numbered 0 through 7, a set of different tasks.

→ To know more about the eight disk slices, seeUnderstanding the Solaris File Systemp.127.

Locating a file system in a multiple disk arrangement is made easier if you label each slice with a logical disk name. When you access a disk slice, specify the disk subdirectory to which the disk slice is linked, followed by the controller, disk, and slice specifications. There are two types of disk subdirectories ...

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