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Operating Systems Principles

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  • Emphasis on basic principles and concepts.
    • Gives students a solid knowledge base that does not become obsolete with the introduction of new, more advanced systems.

  • Unix, Linux, and other Windows case studies—Appear throughout the text.
    • Shows students the relevance of the presented principles and concepts in real-world systems.

  • Frequent, concrete examples.
    • Reinforces students' understanding of the presented principles and concepts.

  • Excellent coverage of processes and threads for concurrency and parallelism. Chapters 2 and 3 provide the programming viewpoint. Chapters 4 and 5 present implementation issues.
    • Provides students and teachers with a wide spectrum of constructs as well as the necessary data structures and operations.

  • Distributed File Systems issues are integrated.
    • Provides teachers and students with a more modern view of real world file systems that are usually distributed over multiple servers or networks.

  • Thorough coverage of protection and security.
    • Gives a clear overview of protection and security issues and technologies that are essential in today's hostile virus and worm-ridden environment.

  • Approximately 20 constructive or analytical problems in each chapter.
    • Encourages students to learn, understand, and apply concepts.

  • An extensive set of programming exercises.
    • Allows instructors to use these exercises as a supplement to the theoretical presentation or as the basis of a special follow-up lab course.

  • A uniform, C-like notation.
    • Gives students a clear presentation of algorithms without obscuring them with details of syntax of executable programs.

Description

  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 543
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-026611-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-026611-8

In this succinct text, authors Bic and Shaw respond to the major shift from single-processor to distributed and parallel computer systems. Their book is the first of its kind to integrate those fundamental ideas, principles and concepts that remain constant in both centralized and distributed computing even as new and more advanced systems are introduced.

Of benefit to both the professional and the student, the text presents numerous examples, from commercial and research operating systems, to clearly illustrate the relevance of specific concepts.

BENEFICIAL FEATURES:
  • Emphasis on key concepts provides a solid knowledge base, one that will remain relevant regardless of advances in systems.
  • Unix, Linux, Windows and other case studies throughout the text illustrate the relevance of the principles and concepts in real-world systems.
  • Frequent, concrete examples are presented in a readily comprehensible form to reinforce understanding of the principles and concepts.
  • Processes and threads for concurrency and parallelism are covered from the programming perspective in Chapters 2 and 3, while Chapters 4 and 5 present implementation issues. Readers are given a wide spectrum of constructs and, additionally, the necessary data structures and operations.
  • Distributed File Systems issues are integrated. The text offers an updated view of real-world file systems that are usually distributed over multiple servers or networks.
  • Overview of protection and security topics offers a clear understanding of these issues and of the technologies that are so important in today's hostile virus- and worm-ridden environment.

Sample Content

Table of Contents



 1. Introduction.

I. PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION.

 2. Basic Concepts: Processes and Interactions.
 3. Higher-Level Synchronization Schemes.
 4. The Operating System Kernel: Implementing Processes and Threads.
 5. Process and Thread Scheduling.
 6. Deadlocks.

II. MEMORY MANAGEMENT.

 7. Physical Memory.
 8. Virtual Memory.
 9. Sharing of Data and Code in Main Memory.

III. FILE SYSTEMS AND INPUT/OUTPUT.

10. File Systems.
11. Input/Output Systems.

IV. PROTECTION AND SECURITY.

12. The Protection and Security Interface.
13. Internal Protection Mechanisms.
Programming Projects.

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