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Operating Systems: Design And Implementation, 2/e

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vrije University, The Netherlands
Albert S. Woodhull, Hampshire College

Published December, 1996 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1997, 940 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0-13-638677-6


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Summary

This book offers a unique and carefully integrated combination of principles and practice. While the usual principles are covered in detail, the book also describes a small, but real UNIX-like operating system: MINIX. It shows how it works and illustrates the principles behind it. By using MINIX, students learn principles and then can apply them in hands-on system design projects.

Features


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.
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.


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.


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