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Re: Magic Garden: Explained
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- Subject: Re: Magic Garden: Explained
- From: Syed Khader Vali <sidgeek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 11 Jun 2000 12:10:39 +0530
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- In-reply-to: Arun Sharma's message of "Sat, 10 Jun 2000 08:34:39 -0700"
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>>>>> On Sat, 10 Jun 2000 08:34:39 -0700, Arun Sharma <adsharma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
Arun> Vahalia's book focusses on concepts, rather than the
Arun> code. In fact, it has almost zero code. It also is a
Arun> comparision between SVR4, Solaris, Mach and BSD. Again, I'd
Arun> consider Vahalia's book as a book for advanced audience
Arun> which is already familiar with how kernels are written.
Well, I am basically interested in the concept rather than the code. I
would like to know the theoritical ascpects of UNIX . SOmething like
UNIX inside out. I am not looking for code, but something like the
undocumented UNIX sorta thing, where I can get to know all the minute
details of a UNIX system both from a user space view and a kernel
space view. Everything and anything about UNIX.
Arun> If you're comfortable with undergrad level OS stuff
Arun> (Peterson etc), then I'd highly recommend Kirk McKusick's
Arun> 4.4 BSD book.
Comfortable ? I wouldn't mind starting from the basic, but it should
go on to deal with advanced audience. I haven't seen Magic Garden, but
I was suggested that book by my mentor,so I decided to try it. I
didn't know it was some kind of a code book, in which I don't I want
Arun> I own all of these books and if I were to read them again,
Arun> I'd read them as:
Arun> 1. Undergrad OS text 2. 4.4 BSD book 3. Uresh Vahalia's book
Never heard about peterson, but maybe then you could send me a copy of
that book if you say it is good.
I hope I was clear in what I want :-)
Linux poses a real challenge for those with a taste for late-night
hacking (and/or conversations with God).
Syed Khader Vali (Siddiq) (sid at sidcarter.com)
Debian GNU/Linux (Woody) http://www.sidcarter.com