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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ruth E Goldenberg; Saro Saravanan
|Description:||xxvi, 1672 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: System overview; I/O Architecture; Control Mechanisms: Interrupts and exceptions; Hardware interrupts and machine checks; Software interrupts; Condition handling; System service dispatching; ASTs; Synchronization: Synchronization techniques; Event flags; Lock management; Scheduling and time support: Time support; Scheduling; Process control and communication; Memory management: Memory management overview; Memory management data structure; Memory management system services; Paging dynamics; Working set list dynamics; The swapper; Pool management; Input/output: Overview of the I/O subsystem; I/O system services; I/O processing; Mailboxes; Miscellaneous I/O topics; Life of a process; Process creation; Image activation and exit; Translated image environment; Process dynamics; Process deletion; Life of the system: The modular executive; Bootstrap processing; Operating system initialization; Error handling; Error halt processing; Symmetric multiprocessing; Miscellaneous topics: Logical names; Miscellaneous system services; Appendixes: System processes and priveleged images; Use of listing and map files; SYSGEN parameters; Naming conventions; Data structure definitions; Size of system and P1 virtual address; Spaces; Summary of AXP systems; Lock and resource use by open VMS; Components; List of acronyms.|
|Responsibility:||Ruth E. Goldenberg, Saro Saravanan.|