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

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Chapter 15. Solaris File System Cache

One of the most important features of a file system is its ability to cache file data, but, ironically, the file system cache is not implemented in the file system. In Solaris, the file system cache is implemented in the virtual memory system. In this section, we explain how Solaris file caching works, and we explore the interactions between the file system cache and the virtual memory system.

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