Design of the UNIX Operating System

ISBN-10: 0132017997
ISBN-13: 9780132017992
Edition: 1986
Authors: Maurice J. Bach
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/27/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 486
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Preface
General Overview of the System
History
System Structure
User Perspective
Operating System Services
Assumptions About Hardware
Summary
Introduction to the Kernel
Architecture of the UNIX Operating System
Introduction to System Concepts
Kernel Data Structures
System Administration
Summary and Preview
Exercises
The Buffer Cache
Buffer Headers
Structure of the Buffer Pool
Scenarios for Retrieval of a Buffer
Reading and Writing Disk Blocks
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Buffer Cache
Summary
Exercises
Internal Representation of Files
Inodes
Structure of a Regular File
Directories
Conversion of a Path Name to an Inode
Super Block
Inode Assignment to a New File
Allocation of Disk Blocks
Other File Types
Summary
Exercises
System Calls for the File System
Open
Read
Write
File and Record Locking
Adjusting the Position of File I/O--LSEEK
Close
File Creation
Creation of Special Files
Change Directory and Change Root
Change Owner and Change Mode
STAT and FSTAT
Pipes
Dup
Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
Link
Unlink
File System Abstractions
File System Maintenance
Summary
Exercises
The Structure of Processes
Process States and Transitions
Layout of System Memory
The Context of a Process
Saving the Context of a Process
Manipulation of the Process Address Space
Sleep
Summary
Exercises
Process Control
Process Creation
Signals
Process Termination
Awaiting Process Termination
Invoking Other Programs
The User ID of a Process
Changing the Size of a Process
The Shell
System Boot and the INIT Process
Summary
Exercises
Process Scheduling and Time
Process Scheduling
System Calls For Time
Clock
Summary
Exercises
Memory Management Policies
Swapping
Demand Paging
A Hybrid System With Swapping and Demand Paging
Summary
Exercises
The I/O Subsystem
Driver Interfaces
Disk Drivers
Terminal Drivers
Streams
Summary
Exercises
Interprocess Communication
Process Tracing
System V IPC
Network Communications
Sockets
Summary
Exercises
Multiprocessor Systems
Problem of Multiprocessor Systems
Solution With Master and Slave Processors
Solution With Semaphores
The Tunis System
Performance Limitations
Exercises
Distributed Unix Systems
Satellite Processors
The Newcastle Connection
Transparent Distributed File Systems
A Transparent Distributed Model Without Stub Processes
Summary
Exercises
System Calls
Bibliography
Index

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