Overview of I/O in MINIX

Interrupt Handlers in MINIX


Clock Handler

Device Drivers in MINIX

Device Drivers in MINIX (II)

User-System Communication

Request Message

Reply Message

I/O Task

Device-Independent I/O Software

User-level I/O Software

Deadlock Handling

Deadlock Handling (II)

Block Devices

Block Devices (II)

Operation Requested

Driver Library

Reasons to Partition

RAM Disks