This practitioner-oriented list comprises the core texts necessary for an understanding of the areas covered in this book. It may be read in conjunction with the bibliographies contained in the appropriate operating systems or languages texts. For the Solaris operating system, the text is Solaris Internals (McDougall et al, 2006), referenced here, which lists a broader collection of academic white papers and textbooks.
Aho, A.V., B.W. Kernighan, and P.J. Weinberger. 1988. The AWK Programming Language. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. This book is useful as a guide to postprocessing D output in awk, the principles of which carry over into Perl.
Cantrill, B., M. Shapiro, and A. Leventhal. 2005. DTrace Tips, Tricks, and ...