UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2: Interprocess Communications, 2/e
W. Richard Stevens, Tucson, Arizona
Published August, 1998 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)
Copyright 1999, 592 pp.
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Well-implemented interprocess communications (IPC) are key
to the performance of virtually every non-trivial UNIX program. In
UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2, Second Edition, legendary
UNIX expert W. Richard Stevens presents a comprehensive guide to every
form of IPC, including message passing, synchronization, shared memory,
and Remote Procedure Calls (RPC).
Stevens begins with a basic introduction to IPC and the problems
it is intended to solve. Step-by-step you'll learn how to maximize
both System V IPC and the new Posix standards, which offer dramatic
improvements in convenience and performance.
NEW Posix Threads.
NEW IPCPerformance Measurements.
NEW Coverage of Solaris Doors and Sun RPC.
You'll find extensive coverage of Pthreads, with many examples
reflecting multiple threads instead of multiple processes. Along the
way, you'll master every current IPC technique and technology, including:
If you've read Stevens' best-selling first edition of UNIX
Network Programming, this book expands its IPC coverage by a factor
of five! You won't just learn about IPC "from the outside." You'll
actually create implementations of Posix message queues, read-write
locks, and semaphores, gaining an in-depth understanding of these
capabilities you simply can't get anywhere else.
- Pipes and FIFOs.
- Posix and System V Message Queues
- Mutexes and Condition Variables
- Read-Write Locks
- Record Locking
- Posix and System V Semaphores
- Posix and System V Shared Memory
- Solaris Doors and Sun RPC
- Performance Measurements of IPC Techniques
The book contains extensive new source code-all carefully
optimized and available on the Web. You'll even find a complete guide
to measuring IPC performance with message passing bandwidth and latency
programs, and thread and process synchronization programs.
The better you understand IPC, the better your UNIX software
will run. One book contains all you need to know: UNIX Network
Programming, Volume 2, Second Edition.
II. MESSAGE PASSING.
2. Posix IPC.
3. System V IPC.
4. Pipes and FIFOs.
5. Posix Message Queues.
6. System V Message Queues.
7. Mutexes and Condition Variables.
IV. SHARED MEMORY.
8. Read-Write Locks.
9. Record Locking.
10. Posix Semaphores.
11. System V Semaphores.
12. Shared Memory Introduction.
V. REMOTE PROCEDURE CALLS.
13. Posix Shared Memory.
14. System V Shared Memory.
16. Sun RPC.
Appendix A: Performance Measurements.
Appendix B: A Threads Primer.
Appendix C: Miscellaneous Source Code.
Appendix D: Solutions to Selected Exercises.