Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

3.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780131453487: Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

Describes VM in detail, presenting both theoretical foundations and a line-by-line source code commentary. This book covers everything from physical memory description to out-of-memory management. It's coverage includes: Linux VM 2.4 architecture in depth-with diagrams and call graphs; Physical memory description, page tables, and more.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Finally, a comprehensive guide to the Linux VM!

VM's behavior affects every Linux kernel subsystem and dramatically impacts overall performance. But until now, there was only one way to understand VM: study the poorly documented source one line at a time. Now there's an easier, faster alternative. This book describes VM in unprecedented detail, presenting both theoretical foundations and a line-by-line source code commentary. It systematically covers everything from physical memory description to out-of-memory management. Coverage includes:

  • Linux VM 2.4 architecture in depth-with diagrams and call graphs
  • Physical memory description, page tables, address spaces, and memory allocation
  • High memory, swapping, shared memory, and much more
  • Expert guidance for analyzing the code of any open source project
  • New Linux 2.6 kernel features in every chapter

Well organized and superbly written, Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager will be indispensable to every kernel programmer and researcher.

CD-ROM INCLUDED

Complete VM Learning Lab! Contains the author's new toolkit for exploring VM, including a browsable version of kernel source, CodeViz call graph generator; and VMRegress for analyzing and benchmarking VM. Also includes all code commentary in HTML, PDF, and plain text formats.

About the Author:

MEL GORMAN specializes in documenting open source software. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and has served as an instructor there. He has worked as a system administrator, applications developer, and consultant, and has been researching Linux memory management for more than two years. Currently he is an applications developer with J2EE technologies at IBM, Dublin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gorman, Mel
Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0131453483

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
38.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gorman, Mel
Published by Prentice Hall (2004)
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. paperback/cd-rom edition. 832 pages. 9.00x6.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0131453483

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
43.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mel Gorman
Published by Prentice Hall (2004)
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131453483

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
54.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mel Gorman
Published by Prentice Hall (2004)
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Palexbooks
(Sanford, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand new! Please provide a physical shipping address. Bookseller Inventory # 9780131453487

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
64.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gorman, Mel
Published by Prentice Hall (2004)
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110131453483

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
68.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mel Gorman
Published by Prentice Hall (2004)
ISBN 10: 0131453483 ISBN 13: 9780131453487
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0131453483

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
102.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds