Well, the official name is "The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System Answer Book", which seems a little long. Can't call it the demon book because you'd get it confused with the other book. Maybe the "little demon" book?
Anyway, this gives you the answers to the end-of-chapter exercises that appeared in the "demon book". Since you're all stellar scholars who did the exercises as soon as you got your hands on the book, you've probably been stewing in frustration, waiting to know if your answers are correct. Now, for a low, low price you can find out if you were right. But more than that, you can be the proud owner of a book with a preface, and twelve chapters, but no chapter 1.
The questions and answers in these two books should bring you to a deeper understanding of the BSD OS and other operating systems. Some of the questions and answers are obvious (Q: "Why does the BSD OS reserve 5 to 10 percent reserve of free space?" A: "Because our pension plan is invested heavily in Seagate and Maxtor."), but others are more arcane. This is not a book for the average user, but for the programmer or even the administrator, the answers to the questions bring out detailed information on the choices made when designing 4.3BSD. It's a no-brainer: buy this book.
Published by Addison-Wesley in 1991, "The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System Answer Book" (thank goodness for cut-and-paste) has an ISBN of 0-201-54629-9 and lists for $10.95 (our price $9.30 through April). Its big brother is "The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System", also published by Addison-Wesley in 1989; its ISBN is 0-201-06196-1 and it lists for $41.95 (our price is $37.75).
Note: with ISBN number (which also tells publisher), you may be able to have your local bookstore or library order this book for you. -- Voice: +1 503 646-8257 FAX: +1 503 248-6320 firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Public Access UNIX site: +1 503 644-8135 ...!uunet!techbook!orders TECHbooks sells technical (and other) books at discounted prices. Authorized SCO and ESIX resellers.
1991-03-27 06:21:07 EST
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In article <1991Mar26.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (TECHbooks Official Login) writes: >The questions and answers in these two books should bring you to a deeper >understanding of the BSD OS and other operating systems. Some of the >questions and answers are obvious ... but others are more arcane.
Take particular note of the answers to the double-starred questions. :-) -- In-Real-Life: Chris Torek, Lawrence Berkeley Lab CSE/EE (+1 415 486 5427) Berkeley, CA Domain: email@example.com