- Still the only operating systems textbook that first explains the relevant principles, then shows how they apply to real systems by using a Unix-like operating system as a detailed example.
- Relevant sections of MINIX code are described in detail in most chapters. Provides problems at the end of each chapter, with separate solutions manual for the instructor.
- The principles material has been updated to reflect new developments in the field.
- The MINIX system has been updated to run on 386, 486, and standard Pentium-based machines, and is based on the international POSIX standard.
- Simulators for running MINIX on other systems are now available.
- A CD-ROM included in each book contains all the MINIX source codes and a full-listing, as well as the simulators.
- MINIX has been extended to include networking based in TCP/IP. The full source code of the MINIX TCP/IP implementation is included on the CD-ROM.
- Copyright 1997
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-13-638677-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-638677-3
Most books on operating systems deal with theory while ignoring practice. While the usual principles are covered in detail, the book describes a small, but real UNIX-like operating system: MINIX. The book demonstrates how it works while illustrating the principles behind it. KEY TOPICS: Operating Systems: Design and Implementation Second Edition provides the MINIX source code. The relevant selections of the MINIX code are described in detail. When it first came out, MINIX caused something of a revolution. Within weeks, it had its own newsgroup on USENET, with 40,000 people. Most wanted to make MINIX bigger and fancier. Instead, Linux was created. That has become quite popular, very large, and complicated. MINIX, on the other hand, has remained small and suitable for instruction and example. The book has been revised to include updates in MINIX, which started out as a v 7 unix clone for a floppy-disk only 8088. It is now aimed at 386, 486, and pentium machines and is based on the international posix standard instead of on v7. There are now also versions of MINIX for the Macintosh and SPARC available. MARKET: Professional programmers will find this book to be a valuable resource and reference book.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION. What Is An Operating Systems? History of Operating Systems. Operating System Concepts. System Calls. Operating System Structure. Outline of the Rest of this Book. Summary.
II. PROCESSES. Introduction to Processes. Interprocess Communication. Classical IPC Problems. Process Scheduling. Overview of Processes in MINIX. Implementation of Processes in MINIX.
III. INPUT/OUTPUT. Principles of Input/Output Hardware. Principles of Input/Output Software. Deadlocks. Overview of Input/Output in MINIX. Block Devices in MINIX. Ram Disks. Disks. Clocks. Terminals. The Summary Task in MINIX. Summary.
IV. MEMORY MANAGEMENT. Memory Management Without Swapping or Paging. Swapping. Virtual Memory. Page Replacement Algorithms. Design Issues for Paging Systems Segmentation. Overview of Memory Management in MINIX. Implementation of Memory Management in MINIX. Summary.
V. FILE SYSTEMS. Files. Directories. File System Implementation. Security. Protection Mechanisms. Overview of the MINIX File System. Implementation of the MINIX File System. Summary.
New To This Edition
- NEW—The principles material has been updated to reflect new developments in the field.
- NEW—The MINIX system has been updated to run on 386, 486, and standard Pentium-based machines, and is based on the international POSIX standard.
- NEW—Simulators for running MINIX on other systems are now available.
- NEW—A CD-ROM included in each book contains all the MINIX source codes and a full-listing, as well as the simulators.
- NEW—MINIX has been extended to include networking based in TCP/IP. The full source code of the MINIX TCP/IP implementation is included on the CD-ROM.