This book offers an exceptionally up-to-date, in-depth, and broad-based exploration of the latest advances in UNIX-based operating systems. Focusing on the design and implementation of the operating system itself -- not on the applications and tools that run on it -- this book compares and analyzes the alternatives offered by several important UNIX variants, and covers several advanced subjects, such as multi-processors and threads. Compares several important UNIX variants: highlighting the issues and alternative solutions for various operating system components. Describes advanced technologies such as multiprocessor and multithreaded systems, log-structured file systems, and modern memory architecture.
"There are more flavors of UNIX than most brands of ice cream." Thus begins the herculean task of elucidating and describing the design and implementation of the OS itself, the internals of SVR4, 4.4BSD and OSF/1. Discusses SunOS, Solaris, DEC OSF and HP-UX, no AIX. Explains the process and kernel, threads, job control, scheduling, inter-process communication, multiprocess synchronization, file systems (distributed and advanced), memory management, architecture, device drivers, streams and I/O. Good reference sections, clean exposition, assumes familiarity with UNIX. Recommended companion volume is Magic Garden Explained; Internals of Unix by Goodheart. A very good exposition of UNIX SVR4 internals only.
This hardback book is in new condition with no flaws. There is no dust jacket, as issued.