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It gets better every time..., 17. September 2004
More or less, "Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" is the third edition of the successful "Design and Implementation of the 4.3/4.4BSD Operating System", dating from 1991 and 1996, respectively. The authors did a great job updating the existing material to the state of the art, thereby taking care of the shift in importance of certain topics (e.g. more networking, less character-terminal handling). Stuff not existing in 4.4BSD, like layered device driver approaches for block devices and the FreeBSD "jail" functionality, is explained thoroughly - you can see that the authors spents significant time working on the code itself (McKusick was a member of the original OS research group at Berkeley) and analyzing the developments of the last 8 years.
A bit of additional information on SMP and related concepts would have been great, but nevertheless this book is a must for any programmer and kernel hacker who wants to know what's going on under the hood of a modern Unix-like operating system.