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Operating System Source Code Secrets Volume 1: The Basic Kernel

Operating System Source Code Secrets Volume 1: The Basic Kernel
Operating System Source Code Secrets Volume 1: The Basic Kernel

by William Frederick Jolitz ( William Jolitz )
and Lynne Greer Jolitz ( Lynne Jolitz ).
Peer to Peer Communications, 1996.
ISBN 1-57398-026-9 (hardback).

About obtaining the book:

  • The book is often available at large bookstores (especially universities) but is not often to be stocked at the mall because it's treated like a rare textbook. Ordering it online is easy, for example at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Borders.

    You can also look it up on the Peer-to-Peer site.

    Or, you can obtain a signed first printing collectable from the authors at the site ("Jolix - where to get things from Jolitz"). (The name 'Jolix' comes from the whimsical jargon dictionary, which in good humor was accepted.)

    It was reviewed by Unix Review Magazine as one of Top 10 Books of 1996, and by Linux Journal (Review of Source Code Secrets) in 2000, along with the ACM as well.

About issues with the book's content:

  • Here is a list of errata in the published version.

About the 386BSD project itself:

The book has been translated into other languages, including:

  • Japanese: 386BSD カーネルソースコードの秘密, ASCII, ISBN 4-7562-2042-3

Some interesting descriptions of the nascent role-based security inside 386BSD:

A description of the history and the events surrounding early 386BSD:

A library of web video's about the design of 386BSD - occasionally, more are added:

Other items by the authors: