First Edition (October 1997)

Trademarks and Acknowledgements

About This Book

Chapter 1. Kernel Environment

Chapter 2. System Calls

Chapter 3. Virtual File Systems

Chapter 4. Kernel Services

Chapter 5. Asynchronous I/O Subsystem

Chapter 6. Device Configuration Subsystem
Device Configuration Database Overview
Basic Device Configuration Procedures Overview
Device Configuration Manager Overview
Device Classes, Subclasses, and Types Overview
Writing a Device Method
Understanding Device Methods Interfaces
Understanding Device States
Adding an Unsupported Device to the System
Understanding Device Dependencies and Child Devices
Accessing Device Attributes
Device Dependent Structure (DDS) Overview
List of Device Configuration Commands
List of Device Configuration Subroutines

Chapter 7. Communications I/O Subsystem

Chapter 8. Graphic Input Devices Subsystem

Chapter 9. Low Function Terminal Subsystem

Chapter 10. Logical Volume Subsystem

Chapter 11. Printer Addition Management Subsystem

Chapter 12. Small Computer System Interface Subsystem

Chapter 13. Integrated Device Electronics (IDE) Subsystem

Chapter 14. Serial Direct Access Storage Device Subsystem

Chapter 15. Debugging Tools

Appendix A. Alphabetical List of Kernel Services