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The Design of the Unix Operating System (Prentice Hall Software Series)

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Publisher Comments:

In this timely new book, Maurice J. Bach traces the popularity of the UNIX system throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface.

Among its key features, the book:

  • Describes the outline of the kernel architecture
  • Introduces the system buffer cache mechanism
  • Includes data structures and algorithms used internally by the file system
  • Covers the system calls that provide the user interface to the file system
  • Defines the context of a process and investigates the internal kernel primitives that manipulate the process context
  • Presents the system calls that control the process context
  • Describes process scheduling
  • Discussed memory management, including swapping and paging systems
  • Outlines general driver interfaces, with specific discussion of disk drivers and terminal drivers
  • Presents an overview of streams
  • Introduces inter-process communication and networking, including System V messages, shared memory, and semaphores
  • Explains tightly couples multiprocessor UNIX systems
  • Investigates distributed UNIX systems

Book News Annotation:

Derived from a course which the author taught at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1983-84, this work traces the popularity of the UNIX System throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface. The author estimates that the first nine chapters could be covered in a one-semester course, and the rest in parallel-project seminars.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book describes the internal algorithms and the structures that form the basis of the UNIX operating system and their relationship to the programmer interface. The system description is based on UNIX System V Release 2 supported by AT&T, with some features from Release 3.

Synopsis:

Classic description of the internal algorithms and the structures that form the basis of the UNIX operating system and their relationship to programmer interface. The leading selling UNIX internals book on the market.

Synopsis:

In this timely new book, Maurice J. Bach traces the popularity of the UNIX system throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface.

Among its key features, the book:

  • Describes the outline of the kernel architecture
  • Introduces the system buffer cache mechanism
  • Includes data structures and algorithms used internally by the file system
  • Covers the system calls that provide the user interface to the file system
  • Defines the context of a process and investigates the internal kernel primitives that manipulate the process context
  • Presents the system calls that control the process context
  • Describes process scheduling
  • Discussed memory management, including swapping and paging systems
  • Outlines general driver interfaces, with specific discussion of disk drivers and terminal drivers
  • Presents an overview of streams
  • Introduces inter-process communication and networking, including System V messages, shared memory, and semaphores
  • Explains tightly couples multiprocessor UNIX systems
  • Investigates distributed UNIX systems

Table of Contents

 1. General Review of the System.

 2. Introduction to the Kernel.

 3. The Buffer Cache.

 4. Internal Representation of Files.

 5. System Calls for the File System.

 6. The System Representation of Processes.

 7. Process Control.

 8. Process Scheduling and Time.

 9. Memory Management Policies.

10. Interprocess Communication.

11. Multiprocessor Systems.

12. Distributed UNIX System.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132017992
Author:
Bach, Maurice
Publisher:
Prentice Hall PTR
Location:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Unix (computer operating system)
Subject:
UNIX
Subject:
Unix-Unix Administration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Prentice-Hall Software Series
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
May 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
486
Dimensions:
9 x 6.9 x 1 in 757 gr

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Product details 486 pages Prentice Hall PTR - English 9780132017992 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book describes the internal algorithms and the structures that form the basis of the UNIX operating system and their relationship to the programmer interface. The system description is based on UNIX System V Release 2 supported by AT&T, with some features from Release 3.
"Synopsis" by , Classic description of the internal algorithms and the structures that form the basis of the UNIX operating system and their relationship to programmer interface. The leading selling UNIX internals book on the market.
"Synopsis" by , In this timely new book, Maurice J. Bach traces the popularity of the UNIX system throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface.

Among its key features, the book:

  • Describes the outline of the kernel architecture
  • Introduces the system buffer cache mechanism
  • Includes data structures and algorithms used internally by the file system
  • Covers the system calls that provide the user interface to the file system
  • Defines the context of a process and investigates the internal kernel primitives that manipulate the process context
  • Presents the system calls that control the process context
  • Describes process scheduling
  • Discussed memory management, including swapping and paging systems
  • Outlines general driver interfaces, with specific discussion of disk drivers and terminal drivers
  • Presents an overview of streams
  • Introduces inter-process communication and networking, including System V messages, shared memory, and semaphores
  • Explains tightly couples multiprocessor UNIX systems
  • Investigates distributed UNIX systems
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