For System Administrators, application programmers, MIS managers, and general users of UNIX systems who are interested in learning about and/or optimizing the performance of their UNIX system and networks. This is the most complete book available on performance optimization--featuring coverage of UNIX, networking (TCP/IP), hardware architecture, and program optimization--all in one volume. Covers performance basics; understanding UNIX; BSD instrumentation; System V instrumentation; system tuning; optimizing user programs written in high- level languages; and making accurate measurements. Explains in detail the output from each command--along with real-life rules of thumb on what value is good and what is t.
Amir Majidimehr is Senior Director of Engineering at Sony Microsystems, San Jose, California where he is in charge of workstation development. Previously, as an engineer in the UNIX Development Group at Gould, Inc., he wrote many device drivers and extensively rewrote major portions of BSD and System V operating systems. He has taught many classes in UNIX internals and performance tuning.