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|| ||New Book: Mel Gorman's
"Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager"|
|| ||Thu, 13 May 2004 15:44:12 -0400|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRENTICE HALL PTR ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF
"Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager"
Author Mel Gorman, an Open Source Software Documentation Specialist,
Authors a Critical Guide for Every Kernel Programmer and Researcher
Upper Saddle River, NJ (May 13, 2004) - Prentice Hall PTR, the leading
publisher of advanced technology books, announces the publication of
"Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager", a book to enable
developers to adapt the VM to their needs and more generally, for readers
who want to know how the VM works.
Author Gorman, who specializes in documenting open source software,
provides richly illustrated tutorials on VM architecture and algorithms and
line-by-line commentary on core VM code, and includes topics including
physical memory description, page tables, address spaces, allocation,
slabs, high memory, swapping, shared memory, out-of-memory management.
To tie it all together, the book includes a complete VM learning lab on
CD-ROM, including browse-able kernel source, call graph generator,
analysis/benchmarking tools, and code commentary. In addition, the
appendices include a detailed code commentary on a significant percentage
of the VM.
This book is included within the Prentice Hall PTR Bruce Perens' Open
Source Series, edited by open source evangelist and developer Bruce
Perens. The Series focuses on Linux and open source technologies.
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