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The Linux Programming Interface (published in October , No Starch Press, The author, Michael Kerrisk, is the maintainer of the Linux man-pages project. The Linux Programming Interface. 41 reviews. by Michael Kerrisk. Publisher: No Starch Press. Release Date: October ISBN: View table. The Linux Programming Interface (TLPI) is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interface—the interface employed by nearly every.

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I can only say that we interfface quite glad not to be dependent on that revenue stream Without this book, there’s no way I couldn’t have learned as much as I did in a fairly short period of time; more importantly, it made me come to appreciate and enjoy systems programming.

Thread Cancellation Chapter Users and Groups Chapter 9: He has written or co-written more than of the manual pages and is actively involved in the testing and design review of new Linux kernel-userspace interfaces.

Fundamentals of Shared Libraries Chapter Kerriwk comparison Distributions list Netbook-specific comparison Distributions that run from RAM Lightweight Pinux operating system Proprietary software for Linux Package manager Package format List of software package managers.

File Attributes Retrieving File Information: While it is a hefty tome ” thick enough to stun an ox ” as Laurie Anderson might sayit is eminently readable, both by browsing through it or by biting the bullet and reading it straight through.

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This is a book that will be useful to application and system-level developers, primarily, but there is much of interest for others as well. There are certainly other parts of the Linux API that could have been covered, beyond the system call interface—sysfs, spliceand perf come to mind—but Kerrisk undoubtedly needed to draw the line somewhere.

The Linux Programming Interface

Further Sources of Information Appendix F: By Jake Edge January 19, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The book starts with a history of Unix, Linux, and standards, and then progresses into the great detail the inner workings of linux and unix.

Read more Read linkx. Posted Jan 21, Posted Jan 25, 9: Interprocess Communication Overview Chapter But, I’m not in favor of leaving tons of file-like tokens scattered all over the filesystem, which can’t actually be used like files for anything, jerrisk which only exist there for the sole purpose of having a unique name to identify them by But trust me, there isn’t a page wasted in here–even if you’re experienced in the area, walking through each chapter and digesting Kerrisk’s explanations will serve you well.

Besides I use porgramming, flock and tmpfs to cover my current IPC needs.

System V Message Queues Chapter File Attributes Chapter How about just fixing interfce bug! But, personally, I have no need for any of them, and they mostly seem like stretches and grasping kerrizk straws to justify them existing in a place they certainly don’t belong the filesystem Just like it should be taught how to do with Linux’s abstract Unix domain namespace Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


There is more, of course, and looking at the detailed table of contents will fill out the list. There are, perhaps, too many chapters covering interprocess communication IPCwith separate chapters devoted to each System V IPC mechanism shared memory, message queues, and semaphores.

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Review: The Linux Programming Interface

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There are a handful of additional complaints I could make about the book, but they are all quite minor, as were those mentioned above. It is littered with design errors: If they had their own directory to live keerrisk which everyone used by convention, I wouldn’t mind them nearly as much Signal Progrmaming Chapter File Systems Chapter Book ratings by Goodreads. Monitoring File Events Chapter Advanced Features of Shared Libraries Chapter