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Open VMS AXP Internals and Data Structures Version 1.5

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ISBN-10: 155558120X

ISBN-13: 9781555581206

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ruth E. Goldenberg, Saro Saravanan

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This outstanding new book describes the internals and data structures of the OpenVMS AXP operating system 1.5 in vivid detail. Perhaps the most up-to-date description available for a commercial operating system, OpenVMS AXP Internals and Data Stuctures is an irreplaceable reference for operating system development engineers, operating system troubleshooting experts, systems programmers, consultants and customer support specialists. This books is essential for those interested in learning how OpenVMS AXP runs on the Alpha AXP family of processors. This information is equally applicable to the internals of any modern-day symmetric multi-processing operating system running on a RISC computer. …    
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List price: $90.00
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1672
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
System Overviewp. 3
I/O Architecturep. 33
Control Mechanismsp. 43
Interrupts, Exceptions, and Machine Checksp. 45
Hardware Interrupts and Machine Checksp. 58
Software Interruptsp. 64
Condition Handlingp. 95
System Service Dispatchingp. 140
ASTsp. 176
Synchronizationp. 215
Synchronization Techniquesp. 217
Event Flagsp. 284
Lock Managementp. 298
Scheduling and Time Supportp. 333
Time Supportp. 335
Schedulingp. 358
Process Control and Communicationp. 418
Memory Managementp. 447
Memory Management Overviewp. 449
Memory Management Data Structuresp. 481
Memory Management System Servicesp. 531
Paging Dynamicsp. 574
Working Set List Dynamicsp. 640
The Swapperp. 676
Pool Managementp. 715
Input/Outputp. 749
Overview of the I/O Subsystemp. 751
I/O System Servicesp. 779
I/O Processingp. 829
Mailboxesp. 853
Miscellaneous I/O Topicsp. 882
Life of a Processp. 917
Process Creationp. 919
Image Activation and Exitp. 949
Translated Image Environmentp. 1016
Process Dynamicsp. 1049
Process Deletionp. 1079
Life of the Systemp. 1091
The Modular Executivep. 1093
Bootstrap Processingp. 1146
Operating System Initialization and Shutdownp. 1187
Error Handlingp. 1219
Error Halt Processingp. 1243
Symmetric Multiprocessingp. 1248
Miscellaneous Topicsp. 1299
Logical Namesp. 1301
Miscellaneous System Servicesp. 1337
Appendixesp. 1361
System Processes and Privileged Imagesp. 1363
Use of Listing and Map Filesp. 1368
SYSGEN Parameters and Their Locationsp. 1405
Naming Conventionsp. 1413
Data Structure Definitionsp. 1424
System and P1 Virtual Address Spacesp. 1450
Summary of AXP Systemsp. 1471
Lock and Resource Use by OpenVMS Componentsp. 1480
Selected Acronymsp. 1515
Trademarksp. 1523
Indexp. 1525
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