Solaris Pseudo-File Systems

Solaris supports several types of memory-based file systems. These are referred to as pseudo-file systems. Because they are memory-based, these file systems provide faster access to the 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 6.5 describes the pseudo-file systems supported by Solaris 9.

Table 6.5. Solaris Pseudo-File Systems
Cache File SystemCACHEFSLocal caching for remote file systems
File Descriptors File SystemFDFSOpening file using file descriptors with explicit names
First-In First-Out File SystemFIFOFSAccessing data (named pipes)
Loopback ...

Get Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.