The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System
by M.K. McKusick, K. Bostic, M.J. Karels, J.S. Quarterman
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 1996
The 4.4BSD kernel provides four basic facilities: processes, a filesystem, communications, and system startup. This section outlines where each of these four basic services is described in this book. We shall define terms, mention basic system calls, and explore historical developments. Finally, we shall give the reasons for many major design decisions.
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