The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System This title provides a concise overview of FreeBSD s design and implementation While explaining key design decisions it details the concepts data structures and algorithms used in implementing the s

  • Title: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System
  • Author: Marshall Kirk McKusick George V. Neville-Neil
  • ISBN: 9780201702453
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This title provides a concise overview of FreeBSD s design and implementation While explaining key design decisions, it details the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing the systems facilities It is both a practical reference and an in depth study of a contemporary, portable, open source operating system.

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    1. Misleading title: this book is almost exclusively about the FreeBSD kernel, not the OS as a whole. The kernel isn't very interesting; for the most part, it's a bog standard Unix kernel, and the things it does differently can be described in about a dozen pages. Most of those things are really uninteresting (capsicum), not original to FreeBSD (DTrace), well-known to everyone because FreeBSD users won't shut up about them (jails), or all three (ZFS).Still, if you're interested in the FreeBSD kerne [...]

    2. After picking up Lions' commentary on UNIX, I also dusted off my copy of this detailed examination of FreeBSD. In particular I am reading the sections about the design of the kernel and process management.

    3. I'm not going to pretend this is an easy book to get through. It's an information-dense guide to the FreeBSD kernel (not the whole OS as the title might suggest).

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