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Authors: Ruth Goldenberg
ISBN-13: 9781555581596, ISBN-10: 1555581595
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Date Published: October 2002
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Ruth Goldenberg

Ruth Goldenberg is a senior member of the technical staff of Hewlett-Packard Company. She is an eminent authority on OpenVMS and the author of numerous publications about it.

Book Synopsis

OpenVMS Alpha Internals and Data Structures: Memory Management is an update to selected parts of the book OpenVMS AXP Internals and Data Structures Version 1.5 (Digital Press, 1994). This book covers the extensions to the memory management subsystem of OpenVMS Alpha to allow the operating system and applications to access 64 bits of address space. It emphasizes system data structures and their manipulation by paging and swapping routines and related system services.

It also describes management of dynamic memory, such as nonpaged pool, and support for nonuniform memory access (NUMA) platforms.

This book is intended for systems programmers, technical consultants, application designers, and other computer progressions interested in learning the details of the OpenVMS executive. Teachers and students of graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in operating systems will find this book a valuable study in how theory and practice are resolved in a complex commercial operating system.

THE definitive reference describing how the OpenVMS kernel works Written by a top authority on OpenVMS systems Covers the latest version of OpenVMS

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Fundamentals and Overview1
Ch. 2Memory Management Data Structures43
Ch. 3Memory Management System Services123
Ch. 4Paging Dynamics227
Ch. 5Working Set List Dynamics307
Ch. 6The Swapper353
Ch. 7Pool Management401
App. A: Selected Acronyms463




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