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The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System

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This title provides a concise overview of FreeBSD's design and implementation. While explaining key design decisions, it details the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing the systems facilities. It is both a practical reference and an in-depth study of a contemporary, portable, open source operating system.
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Koen Crolla
Misleading title: this book is almost exclusively about the FreeBSD kernel, not the OS as a whole. The kernel isn't very interesting; for the most part, it's a bog standard Unix kernel, and the things it does differently can be described in about a dozen pages. Most of those things are really uninteresting (capsicum), not original to FreeBSD (DTrace), well-known to everyone because FreeBSD users won't shut up about them (jails), or all three (ZFS).
Still, if you're interested in the FreeBSD kerne
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Salim
Apr 29, 2010 Salim rated it it was amazing
After picking up Lions' commentary on UNIX, I also dusted off my copy of this detailed examination of FreeBSD. In particular I am reading the sections about the design of the kernel and process management.
Graham Lee
Aug 27, 2015 Graham Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to pretend this is an easy book to get through. It's an information-dense guide to the FreeBSD kernel (not the whole OS as the title might suggest).
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