Prentice-Hall NJ 1990, first edition, softcover; 7x9.5, 274 pages, Index, diagrams & illustrations.
Condition: ISBN 0139498435 Very Good white glossy covers, softbound, slight cover curls at corners, prev. owner's name small in ink on endpage; binding is tight, pages are clean & unmarked.
Item DescriptionPresents a straightforward description of the architecture of the UNIX operating system, includes coverage of internal algorithms, which are explained in an easy-to-understand manner -
UNIX System V - organization of system control structures and tables; swapping & demand paging memory management; process management; interprocess communication techniques; UNIX file system; networking features; much more.
From the algorithm of fork to semaphore architectural relationships, this book explains how & why the UNIX OS functions. Numerous C code examples & algorithm descriptions present a detailed description of the Unix operating system internals.
And the following key areas of interest to system and application designers are explored -- multiprocessing & distributed processing issues; system performance issues; porting the UNIX operating system; application program portability; potential areas of enhancing the operating system; plus differences with Berkeley 4.2bsd and 4.3bsd are pointed out, and standardization issues have been explored. (From the Rear Cover).