The definitive guide to Linux processes and IPC for programmers and system administrators
Pipes, message queues, semaphores, shared memory, RPC, sockets, the /proc filesystem, and much more
In-depth coverage of multithreading with POSIX compliant LinuxThreads
Contains dozens of detailedprogram examples (GNU C/C++ 2.96/Red Hat Linux 7.3 & 8.0)
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"Concepts I only vaguely understood now make complete sense to me! The sample code and exercises are so good,they seem to clamp down on the concepts like a vise grip..."—S. Lee Henry, Johns HopkinsUniversity
The expert, example-rich guide to Linuxprocesses and IPC
Serious Linux software developers need a sophisticated understanding of processes, system level programming andinterprocess communication techniques. Now, John Shapley Gray, author of the widely praised Interprocess Communicationin UNIX, Second Edition, zeroes in on the core techniques Linux uses to manage processes and IPC. With exceptionalprecision and great clarity, Gray explains what processes are, how they're generated, how they access their environments,how they communicate—and how to use them to build robust, high-performance systems.
Includes extensive coverage of named/unnamed pipes, message queues, semaphores, and shared memory.
Provides C++ classes for System V IPC facilities.
Offers an in-depth introduction to socket-basedcommunication.
Demystifies Linux's /proc file system.
Illuminates the LinuxThreads POSIX threadimplementation and its use in multithreaded applications.
Provides valuable tips and warnings, plus insight intokey differences amongst Linux and Unix implementations.
Includes problem sets and illustrations designed toreinforce key concepts.
Gray presents dozens of standalone program examples; all compiled with the GNU C/C++ compiler 2.96 & 3.2, and fullytested on PC platforms running Red Hat Linux 7.3 & 8.0.