NeXTstep Operating System Software: Release 3

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  • ISBN-13: 9780201632521
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: NextStep Developer's Library
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 The Mach Operating System
Ch. 1 Mach Concepts 1-1
Design Philosophy 1-2
The Mach Kernel 1-4
Mach C-Thread Functions 1-26
Mach Exception Handling 1-32
Ch. 2 Using Mach Messages 2-1
Message Struture 2-2
Creating Messages by Hand 2-4
Mach Interface Generator 2-8
Ch. 3 Using Loadable Kernel Servers 3-1
How Loadable Kernel Servers Work 3-2
Overview of Kernel-Server Loader Functions 3-3
Functions for Asynchronous Messages 3-4
Ch. 4 Mach Functions 4-1
C-Thread Functions 4-2
Mach Kernel Functions 4-22
Bootstrap Server Functions 4-115
Network Name Server Functions 4-126
Kernel-Server Loader Functions 4-129
Pt. 2 Writing Loadable Kernel Servers
Ch. 5 Overview of Loadable Kernel Servers 5-1
Advantages and Disadvantages of Loadable Kernel Servers 5-1
Supported Types of Loadable Kernel Servers 5-2
How Loadable Kernel Servers Work 5-3
Before You Start 5-5
Ch. 6 Designing Loadable Kernel Servers 6-1
Choosing an Interface for Your Server 6-1
Tips for Writing Server Code 6-2
Building In Debugging Code 6-4
Kernel-Server Loader Requirements 6-6
Considerations for Message-Based Servers 6-7
Considerations for UNIX-Based Servers 6-13
Ch. 7 NeXTbus Device Drivers 7-1
NeXTbus Address Space 7-2
Writing Code to Control the Hardware 7-4
NeXTbus Board Registers 7-8
Ch. 8 Network Modules 8-1
Overview 8-2
Network Objects 8-3
Functions Implemented in the Network Module 8-4
Notes for Specific Interfaces 8-12
Ch. 9 Building, Loading, and Debugging Loadable Kernel Servers 9-1
Building a Loadable Kernel Server 9-1
Loading a Server into the Kernel 9-3
Tools for Debugging Servers 9-4
Debugging Servers with GDB 9-7
Ch. 10 Kernel Support Functions 10-1
General Functions 10-2
Network Functions 10-54
Appendix A: Utilities for Loadable Kernel Servers A-1
Appendix B: The ROM Monitor and NMI Mini-Monitor B-1
Appendix C: Summary of Kernel Support Functions C-1
Suggested Reading
Glossary
Index
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