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The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD…

The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System

by Marshall Kirk McKusick, Keith Bostic, Michael J. Karels, John S. Quarterman

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Somewhere along the way, my Bach book on UNIX has vanished, and it really needs to be read before diving into Marshall's fine (and still very worthy) book. I see that Amazon is still selling it (ISBN 0132017997), and I'm enormously tempted.

The discussion of the 4.4BSD OS is an important one for anyone serious about operating systems, and the development of UNIX in general. This is the place to learn about NFS, and TCP/IP, and how it all works with the operating system. ( )
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This book describes the design and implementation of the BSD operating system--previously known as the Berkeley version of UNIX. Today, BSD is found in nearly every variant of UNIX, and is widely used for Internet services and firewalls, timesharing, and multiprocessing systems. Readers involved in technical and sales support can learn the capabilities and limitations of the system; applications developers can learn effectively and efficiently how to interface to the system; systems programmers can learn how to maintain, tune, and extend the system.

Highlights: Details major changes in process and memory management Describes the new extensible and stackable file system interface Includes an invaluable chapter on the new network file system Updates information on networking and interprocess communication Written from the unique perspective of the system's architects, this book delivers the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative technical information on the internal structure of the latest BSD system.

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