Interprocess Communications in Linux: The Nooks and Crannies

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9780130460424: Interprocess Communications in Linux: The Nooks and Crannies

Interprocess Communications in Linux explains exactly how to use Linux processes and interprocess communications to build robust, high-performance systems. Coverage includes: named/unnamed pipes, message queues, semaphores, shared memory, RPC and the rpcgen compiler, sockets-based communication, the /proc file system, LinuxThreads POSIX support, multithreading, and much more. Includes detailed exercises, plus dozens of downloadable program examples compiled with GNU C/C++ 2.96 & 3.2 and tested with Red Hat Linux 7.3 & 8.0.

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  • 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)

Raves for Gray's companion UNIX® volume!

"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.

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About the Author:

JOHN SHAPLEY GRAY is Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Interactive Information Technology degree program at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, and principal of Gray Software Development. Gray has been actively involved with UNIX and its derivatives for over 20 years; his course on UNIX internals has become legendary amongst students and developers throughout the greater Hartford area. He is author of the best-selling Interprocess Communications in UNIX, Second Edition, and co-author of C++ Programmer's Notebook.

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