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Overview

Blending up-to-date theory with state-of-the-art applications, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of operating systems, with an emphasis on internals and design issues. It helps readers develop a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems, the types of trade-offs and decisions involved in OS design, and the context within which the operating system functions (hardware, other system programs, application programs, interactive users). Process Description And Control. Threads, SMP, And Microkernels. Concurrency: Mutual Exclusion And Synchronization. Concurrency: Deadlock And Starvation. Memory Management. Virtual Memory. Uniprocessor Scheduling. Multiprocessor And Real-Time Scheduling. I/O Management And Disk Scheduling. File Management. Distributed Processing, Client/Server, And Clusters. Distributed Process Management. Security. For product development personnel (Programmers, Systems Engineers, Network Designers, and others involved in the design of data communications and networking products), Product marketing personnel, and 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: 9780138874070
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 12/23/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 781
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.38 (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 received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year ┬┐seven times 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 WilliamStallings.com/StudentSupport.html. 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, Ninth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2011), 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

Reader's Guide 1

Pt. 1 Background 6

Ch. 1 Computer System Overview 7

Ch. 2 Operating System Overview 50

Pt. 2 Processes 105

Ch. 3 Process Description and Control 107

Ch. 4 Threads, SMP, and Microkernels 160

Ch. 5 Concurrency: Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization 206

Ch. 6 Concurrency: Deadlock and Starvation 262

Pt. 3 Memory 309

Ch. 7 Memory Management 311

Ch. 8 Virtual Memory 345

Pt. 4 Scheduling 404

Ch. 9 Uniprocessor Scheduling 405

Ch. 10 Multiprocessor and Real-Time Scheduling 452

Pt. 5 Input/Output And Files 494

Ch. 11 I/O Management and Disk Scheduling 495

Ch. 12 File Management 521

Pt. 6 Embedded Systems 601

Ch. 13 Embedded Operating Systems 602

Pt. 7 Security 634

Ch. 14 Computer Security Threats 635

Ch. 15 Computer Security Techniques 667

Pt. 8 Distributed Systems 707

Ch. 16 Distributed Processing, Client/Server, and Clusters 710

Appendix A Topics in Concurrency 744

Appendix B Object-Oriented Design 765

Appendix C Programming and Operating System Projects 777

Online Chapters and Appendices

Ch. 17 Networking

Ch. 18 Distributed Process Management

Appendix D The Complexity of Algorithms

Appendix E Standards Organizations

Appendix F Cryptographic Algorithms

Appendix G The International Reference Alphabet

Appendix H BACI: The Ben-Ari Concurrent Programming System

Appendix I Sockets: A Programmer's Introduction

Glossary

References

Index

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