Classic description of the internal algorithms and the structures that form the basis of the UNIX operating system and their relationship to programmer interface. The leading selling UNIX internals book on the market.
Derived from a course which the author taught at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1983-84, this work traces the popularity of the UNIX System throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface. The author estimates that the first nine chapters could be covered in a one-semester course, and the rest in parallel-project seminars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)