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W. Richard Stevens, Bill Fenner, Andrew M. Rudoff
* *Previous editions sold over 160,000 units! Second Edition (1998) sold over 53,000 in retail alone! *Updates coverage of programming standards, debugging techniques, and covers Operating Systems including Red Hat 9, Solaris 9, HP-UX, Free BSD 4.8/5.0, AIX 5.x, and Mac OS X. *Bill Fenner (AT/T Labs) and Andrew Rudoff (SUN) carry on the tradition of this great work.
David R. Butenhof
Threads are the key to faster, more efficient, and easier-to-maintain operating systems. Butenhof, a recognized authority on POSIX threads, tells how to use Pthreads in the real world, making efficient and portable applications. A unique feature of the book is the many examples which consist of simple instructive programs. The code is expansive and well-annotated. Key chapters are devoted to advanced threaded programming, real code (including read-write locks), and hints to avoid bad code and performance problems. Programming in POSIX Threads provides a solid general understanding of threaded programming models, concurrency, synchronization, and scheduling--need to know information for learning to think in terms of threaded concepts.
W. Richard Stevens
Well-implemented interprocess communications (IPC) are key to the performance of virtually every non-trivial UNIX program. This book provides coverage of various forms of IPC, including message passing, synchronization, shared memory, and Remote Procedure Calls (RPC). It offers a basic introduction to IPC and the problems it is intended to solve.
"Designing BSD Rootkits" introduces the fundamentals of programming and developing rootkits under the FreeBSD operating system. Written in a friendly, accessible style and sprinkled with geek humor and pop culture references, the author favors a "learn by example" approach that assumes no prior kernel hacking experience.