AIX/6000: Internals and Architectureby 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 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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