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AIX/6000: Internals and Architecture
     

AIX/6000: Internals and Architecture

by David A. Kelly
 
This unique reference explains the internals and architecture of IBM's AIX Version 4 for both systems programmers who write operating systems and applications programmers who need to understand the AIX kernel in order to allocate system resources correctly. The book is based on the author's successful AIX Internals Overview course and covers: how the AIX kernel

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This unique reference explains the internals and architecture of IBM's AIX Version 4 for both systems programmers who write operating systems and applications programmers who need to understand the AIX kernel in order to allocate system resources correctly. The book is based on the author's successful AIX Internals Overview course and covers: how the AIX kernel differs from other flavors of UNIX; the AIX/PowerPC tie-in; the concepts behind the RISC System/6000; the components of the AIX process image; the total virtual memory supported by AIX; how system calls; AIX Version 3 journaled file system; detailed information about the generic aspects of file I/O with regard to disk files; specnodes and devnodes new to AIX 3. 2; interprocess communication; how to add AIX kernels extensions; and more.

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A road map to Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) Version 3 written for systems programmers and based on the author's training seminars offered through Kelly/Lloyd of Texas. The handbook details AIX Version 3 kernel and subsystems, components, and extensions, and techniques for synchronizing access to global kernel data structures, including code. Some of the particular illustrations deal with total virtual memory, process management, I/O disk files, interprocess communication, and the AIX/PowerPC tie-in. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070340619
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
J. Ranade Workstation Series
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.77(d)

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