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.
|Cache File System||CacheFS||Local caching for slow (CD-ROM) or remote (NFS) file systems|
|File Descriptors File System||FDFS||Opening file using file descriptors with explicit names|
|First-In First-Out File System||FIFOFS||Accessing data (named ...|