02.14.89 We are pleased to introduce the SunOS Internals course as described below. We anticipate that this will be a popular offering. Course: UP-450 SunOS Internals: Data Structures and Algorithms Duration: 3 days Dates: 03/20/89 - 03/22/89 05/15/89 - 15/17/89 Tuition: $750 Location: Sun Microsystems Education Center 1494 California Circle Milpitas, CA 95058 Registration: Call our registrar at 800-422-8020. When registering, please have this information ready: name of student(s) company name, invoicing address, phone course title (SunOS Internals) course number (UP-450) date you wish to attend terms of payment Description: This course provides a broad overview of how the SunOS kernel provides its basic services. It will be most useful to those who need to learn how these services are provided. Individuals involved in technical and sales support can learn the capabilities and limitations of the system; applications developers can learn how to effectively and efficiently interface to the system; systems programmers without direct experience with the SunOS UNIX kernel can learn how to maintain, tune, and interface to that system. This course is directed to users who have had at least a year of experience using the UNIX system. They should have an understanding of fundamental algorithms (searching, sorting, and hashing) and data structures (lists, queues, and arrays). Students will not need to prove relationship with a source license holder, as actual source code will not be presented. This course will provide a firm background in the SunOS kernel. The SunOS kernel supports both the BSD (Berkeley) and AT&T System V user interfaces. (In this course, only the BSD user interface and services will be covered.) The first half of the course will cover basic kernel services, process structure, memory management, scheduling, paging and swapping. The kernel I/O structure will be described showing how I/O is multiplexed, special devices are handled, and the buffer pool is managed. The implementation of the file system and its capabilities will be described. The introduction to the interprocess and networking capabilities of the system will provide an overview of networking terminology and an example use of the socket interface. Other related topics include performance measurement, system tuning, and security issues. The presentations will emphasize code organization, data structure navigation, and algorithms. It will not cover the machine specific parts of the system such as device drivers. Agenda: Monday morning - Kernel Overview Kernel terminology Basic kernel services Process structure Monday afternoon - Kernel Resource Management Memory management Paging and swapping Scheduling Signals Tuesday morning - Kernel I/O structure Special files Line disciplines Multiplexing I/O Autoconfiguration strategy Structure of a disk device driver Tuesday afternoon - File System Overview File system services Block I/O system (buffer cache) File system implementation Vnodes and NFS Wednesday morning - System Tuning Performance measurement System tuning Crash dump analysis Security issues Wednesday afternoon - Interprocess Communication Concepts and terminology Basic IPC services Example use of IPC and network facilities Subnets, address resolution, and trailers Routing policy Instructor: Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. His graduate work was done at the University of California, where he received Masters degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in the area of programming languages. While at Berkeley Dr. McKusick implemented the 4.2BSD fast file system and was involved in implementing the Berkeley Pascal system. He currently is the Research Computer Scientist at the Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group, continuing the development of future versions of Berkeley UNIX. Dr. McKusick is a director of the Usenix Association, a member of the editorial board of UNIX Review Magazine, and a member of ACM and IEEE. Dr. McKusick is one of the authors of the class text "The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 BSD UNIX Operating System". Class Text: Samuel J. Leffler, Marshall Kirk McKusick, Michael J Karels, and John S. Quarterman, ``The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 BSD UNIX Operating System'', Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1989, 496 pages, $39.95. The text will be provided to students in class.