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, especiallly 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.
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.