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7.4. UFS

The Unix File System (UFS) has been the primary file system used on OpenSolaris, and its predecessor, Solaris, for more than 25 years. The roots of this file system trace back to the Berkeley Fast File System developed by Marshall Kirk McKusick and Bill Joy for the BSD project in the early 1980s. This file system has been continuously enhanced over the years to reach its current maturity. Its longevity is a testament to the strength of its basic design. However, the UFS file system has been showing its age and is being phased out in favor of ZFS, which is the default file system on OpenSolaris, and is described in the next chapter. For most new installations you should consider using ZFS, although a large base of legacy installed UFS file systems will continue to be in use for many years.

7.4.1. Creating a UFS File System

The newfs command is used to create a new UFS file system on a block device slice:


  

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