Practical, in-depth knowledge of the system programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels
Building on W. Rich Stevens’ pioneering work, this third edition of the classic was updated by Steve Rago, a colleague of Stevens, to reflect technical advances and best practices aligning with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification.
This edition covers more than seventy interfaces including:
- POSIX asynchronous I/O
- Spin locks
- POSIX semaphores
Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable, starting with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. And he thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.
Filled with examples, case-studies, and access to thousands of lines of downloadable code, Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability.
About the Author
The late W. Richard Stevens was the acclaimed author of UNIX® Network Programming, Volumes 1 and 2, widely recognized as the classic texts in UNIX networking; TCP/IP Illustrated, Volumes 1-3; and the first edition of this book.
Stephen A. Rago is the author of UNIX® System V Network Programming (Addison-Wesley, 1993). Rago was one of the Bell Laboratories developers who built UNIX System V Release 4. He served as a technical reviewer for the first edition of Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment. Rago currently works as a research staff member in the Storage Systems Group at NEC Laboratories America.