Solaris Transition Guide

/kernel Directory

The SunOS release 5.7 /kernel directory contains the operating system kernel and kernel-level object modules that were in the SunOS release 4 /sys directory. Table 9-12 describes the subdirectories that have been added to the /kernel directory.

Table 9-12 Additions to the /kernel Directory




Device driver and pseudo-device driver modules 


Kernel modules to run ELF or a.out executable files


Kernel modules that implement file systems such as ufs, nfs, proc, fifo, and so on


Miscellaneous modules 


Modules containing scheduling classes and corresponding dispatch tables 


STREAMS modules 


Loadable system calls such as system accounting and semaphore operations 


Operating system kernel, loaded at boot time