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Solaris™ Internals: Core Kernel Components by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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Chapter 12. File System Overview

In the last chapter, we explored how an application accesses files and we examined the different interfaces that are available to access the data stored within a file. In this chapter, we discuss how the file system provides the facilities that allow us to do file I/O and how the file system manages files. Different types of file systems are available within Solaris, and in this chapter we look at those different types and explain some of the important file system features.

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