|By Richard McDougall and Jim Mauro, July 2006|
From its inception, UNIX has been built around two fundamental entities: processes and files. In this chapter, we look at the implementation of files in the Solaris OS and discuss the framework for file systems.
Download "Chapter 14, File System Framework" as PDF (reprinted with permission here).
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This book describes the algorithms and data structures of all the major subsystems in the Solaris 10 Operating System and OpenSolaris kernels. The text has been extensively revised since the first edition, with more than 600 pages of new material. Integrated Solaris tools and utilities, including DTrace, MDB,
The Solaris Internals volumes are an indispensable reference for anyone using the Solaris 10 OS and OpenSolaris.
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"The Solaris Internals volumes are simply the best and most comprehensive treatment of the Solaris (and OpenSolaris) Operating Environment. Any person using Solaris -- in any capacity -- would be remiss not to include these two new volumes in their personal library. With advanced observability tools in Solaris (like DTrace), you will more often find yourself in what was previously unchartable territory. Solaris Internals, Second Edition, provides us a fantastic means to be able to quickly understand these systems and further explore the Solaris architecture -- especially when coupled with OpenSolaris source availability."
-- Jarod Jenson, chief systems architect, Aeysis
"The Solaris Internals volumes by Jim Mauro and Richard McDougall must be on your bookshelf if you are interested in in-depth knowledge of Solaris Operating System internals and architecture. As a senior UNIX engineer for many years, I found the first edition of Solaris Internals the only fully comprehensive source for kernel developers, systems programmers, and systems administrators. The new second edition, with the companion performance and debugging book, is an indispensable reference set, containing many useful and practical explanations of Solaris and its underlying subsystems, including tools and methods for observing and analyzing any system running Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris."
-- Marc Strahl, senior UNIX engineer