Revised to address the latest version of MINIX (MINIX 3), this streamlined, simplified new edition remains the only operating systems book to first explain relevant principles, then demonstrate applications using a Linux-like operating system as the detailed example.
Designed especially for high reliability and for use in embedded systems. Minux features a simpler presentation than previous versions, with less than 4,000 lines of code in the kernel. The book is has been fully updated, with significant changes to the sections on CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability and security. The book’s reference section has been updated to reference modern literature.
Written by the creator of Minux, professional programmers will now have the most up-to-date tutorial and reference available today.
The authors attempt to remove the magic from operating system design and to consolidate the material into a systematic discipline. The text begins with the hardware as supplied by a vendor and proceeds step-by- step through the design and implementation of a small system called Xinu, which serves as an illustration of and a pattern for system design. A college level textbook on theory and practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)