Solaris 10 What's New

Device File System (devfs)

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

The devfs file system manages devices in the Software Express releases. Users continue to access all devices through entries in the /dev directory. These entries are symbolic links to entries in the /devices directory. The content of the /devices directory is now controlled by the devfs file system. The entries in the /devices directory dynamically represent the current state of accessible devices on the system. These entries require no administration.

The devfs file system provides the following enhancements:

For more information, see the devfs(7FS) man page.