Solaris Internals: Core Kernal Components v.1

Solaris Internals: Core Kernal Components v.1 : Architecture and Techniques

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This is Sun's definitive guide to the internals of SunOS, the operating system component of Sun's Solaris operating environment. It will be invaluable for anyone responsible for Solaris management, maintenance, performance and/or application tuning. This book covers all aspects of SunOS internals, especially major kernel data structures and kernel code algorithms, with a focus on practical applications. Understand how the Solaris operating environment is organized; including the kernel directory hierarchy, system facilities, interfaces, system calls, libraries, Posix support, and more. Review processes, threads, the dispatcher, and the Virtual File System (VFS). Understand the Solaris Memory Architecture, virtual memory, and interprocess communications -- and master memory analysis, sizing and capacity planning.show more

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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 170.18 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 1,065.94g
  • Pearson Professional Education
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0130224960
  • 9780130224965

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The definitive Sun Microsystems guide to the internals of the Solaris kernel. This book focuses on the core kernel functions, major data structures and algorithms. Its practical approach makes it an essential resource for anyone responsible for kernel, driver or application software. Anyone doing development, debugging, maintenance, performance tuning, capacity planning, or application tuning will also benefit from Mauro and McDougall's in-depth coverage of the Solaris kernel. This authoritative and comprehensive guide covers the key components that comprise the Solaris kernel. The modular architecture of the kernel is discussed and each major subsystem is fully explored. Topics covered include: Scheduler implementation and behavior The Solaris multi-threaded architecture Multi-threaded synchronization primitives The Solaris Virtual Memory implementation, including tools for memory measurement and analysis The Virtual File System framework Techniques for analyzing kernel behavior and structures with sar, vmstat, crash, and adb "Solaris Internals" is an indispensable reference for kernel developers and is full of useful information for monitoring and optimizing Solaris systems. Whether you're a software developer, systems architect, system administrator, or performance analyst, you'll rely on it constantly.show more

About Jim Mauro

JIM MAURO has 20 years of industry experience with UNIX systems. Jim is a senior engineer in the Performance Applications Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. When Jim is not wrestling with his two sons, his house, or his yard, he works on systems and applications availability and resource management-related projects for Sun. RICHARD McDOUGALL is a senior engineer in the Performance Applications Engineering group at Sun Microsystems, focusing on enterprise systems architecture, large system performance, and OS technology. He has been known to have some knowledge of operating system architecture and internals. When Richard isn't tinkering with cars or racing karts, he is usually found analyzing system performance, contributing to Solaris development, and developing tools for measurement, monitoring, tracing, and sizing UNIX systems.show more

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