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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Solaris Pseudo File Systems

Solaris supports several types of memory-based file systems, referred to as pseudo file systems. Because they are memory based, these file systems provide faster access to data stored in them. However, they are not permanent. In addition, any directories or files in pseudo file systems are lost when the file system is unmounted or the system is rebooted/shut down. Table 16.1 describes the pseudo file systems supported by Solaris 8.

Table 16.1. Solaris 8 Pseudo File Systems
NameAbbreviationUse
Cache File SystemCacheFSLocal caching for slow (CD-ROM) or remote (NFS) file systems
File Descriptors File SystemFDFSOpening file using file descriptors with explicit names
First-In First-Out File SystemFIFOFSAccessing data (named ...

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