OpenVMS Alpha Internals and Data Structures: Memory Management

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Elsevier, Dec 10, 2002 - Computers - 466 pages
OpenVMS Alpha Internals and Data Structures: Memory Management is an update
to selected parts of the book OpenVMS AXP Internals and Data Structures Version 1.5 (Digital Press, 1994). This book covers the extensions to the memory management subsystem of OpenVMS Alpha to allow the operating system and applications to access 64 bits of address space. It emphasizes system data structures and their manipulation by paging and
swapping routines and related system services.

It also describes management of dynamic memory, such as nonpaged pool, and support for nonuniform memory access (NUMA) platforms.

This book is intended for systems programmers, technical consultants, application designers, and other computer progressions interested in learning the details of the OpenVMS executive. Teachers and students of graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in operating systems will find this book a valuable study in how theory and practice are resolved in a complex commercial
operating system.

THE definitive reference describing how the OpenVMS kernel works
Written by a top authority on OpenVMS systems
Covers the latest version of OpenVMS

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Chapter 1 Fundamentals And Overview
Chapter 2 Memory Management Data Structures
Chapter 3 Memory Management System Services
Chapter 4 Paging Dynamics
Chapter 5 Working Set List Dynamics
Chapter 6 The Swapper
Chapter 7 Pool Management
Selected Acronyms

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About the author (2002)

Ruth Goldenberg is a senior member of the technical staff of Hewlett-Packard Company. She is an eminent authority on OpenVMS and the author of numerous publications about it.

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