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Overview

Serving as both a basic reference and an up-to-date survey of the state of the art, this book covers the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of operating systems. Stallings presents the nature and characteristics of modern-day operating systems clearly and completely. Updated treatment of Windows as a case study to cover Windows Vista. Online animations with references incorporated throughout. A new chapter on Embedded Operating Systems. Part Six (Distributed Systems and Security) moved online, reducing the cost and size of the book without loss of content. Expanded coverage of security. New figures added, with many existing figures updated to enhance clarity. A useful reference for programmers, systems engineers, network designers and others involved in the design of computer products, information system and computer system personnel.

Comprehensive introduction to the nature and characteristics of modern operating systems. Teaches design principles and implementation using Windows NT, Unix and MVS as examples. Introduces object-orientation, expands network and distributed operating system coverage via the client/server architecture paradigm. Focuses on recent developments in security, process migration, threads, multiprocessor scheduling, real-time systems, concurrency, memory, I/O, and file management. Covers all topics in the OS course recommended in Computing Curricula 1991 report of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Curriculum Task Force.

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An operating systems text blending a theoretical foundation of operating systems design with real-world applications. Explains key mechanisms of modern operating systems, types of design tradeoffs and decisions involved in system design, and the context within which the operating system functions. Running examples of Windows NT, UNIX SVR4, and Solaris 2.x illustrate concepts and tie them to real-world design choices. Includes chapter problems. Useful as a text for a one- semester undergraduate course in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. This third edition incorporates changes in the field in the past three years, with expanded material on multithreading, microkernals, clusters, and object-oriented design. This edition also provides information on three software packages that can serve as frameworks for student projects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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New edition of a text on the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of contemporary operating systems, with coverage of design principles and implementation issues. Intended for both an academic and a professional audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131479548
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/12/2004
  • Series: GOAL Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

    William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 41 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

         He has seven times received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

         Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

         As evidence of his commitment to providing a broad range of support to students, Bill created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at . This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals).

         He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. His books include Data and Computer Communications, Eighth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2007), which has become the standard in the field.

         Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Computer system overview 8
Ch. 2 Operating system overview 51
Ch. 3 Process description and control 108
Ch. 4 Threads, SMP, and microkernels 157
Ch. 5 Concurrency : mutual exclusion and synchronization 201
Ch. 6 Concurrency : deadlock and starvation 255
Ch. 7 Memory management 302
Ch. 8 Virtual memory 332
Ch. 9 Uniprocessor scheduling 392
Ch. 10 Multiprocessor and real-time scheduling 441
Ch. 11 I/O management and disk scheduling 481
Ch. 12 File management 535
Ch. 13 Networking 582
Ch. 14 Distributed processing, client/server, and clusters 607
Ch. 15 Distributed process management 641
Ch. 16 Security 677
App. A Topics in concurrency 729
App. B Object-oriented design 751
App. C Programming and operating system projects 763
App. D OSP : an environment for operating systems projects 768
App. E BACI : the Ben-Ari concurrent programming system 773
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