Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 3/e
Published December, 1997 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1998, 781 pp.
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This text is suitable for the first undergraduate through
graduate operating systems course found in computer science and computer
Winner of the 1998 Texty Award for the best Computer Science and
Engineering Textbook, which is given by the Text and Academic Authors
Blending up-to-date theory with modern applications, this book offers
a comprehensive treatment of operating systems with an emphasis on
internals and design issues. A complete instructor's support package
is available on-line at:
Are you interested in an operating systems text that uses
Windows NT and Solaris as running case studies?
The use of Windows NT, UNIX SVR4, and Solaris 2.x as running
case studies through the book motivates the material and enhances
Expanded treatment of multithreading and object-oriented
design, together with new coverage of microkernels, SMP, and clusters.
Provides a solid understanding of the key mechanisms of
operating systems and the types of design trade-offs and decisions.
A broad and unified treatment of distributed operating systems
thoroughly covers this area of increasing importance, including process
and thread migration, distributed file systems, mutual exclusion and
deadlock, and clusters.
Solid treatment of virtual memory, concurrency, scheduling,
I/O, and file systems.
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A website is available at http://www.shore.net/~ws/OS3e
Instructor's manual includes solutions and a set of small
- PDF transparencies of figures and tables from the book.
- a complete set of PowerPoint slides to be used for lecturing
or course handout.
- several online programming projects for (NACHOS, OSP,
& BACI) links to relevant websites, and links to the sites of other
instructors using the book.
OS simulator that supports student-written OS components
that can be assigned instead of or in addition to the programming
Internet mailing list for exchange of information/ideas
with other instructors and author.
1. Computer System Overview.
2. Operating System Overview.
3. Process Description and Control.
4. Threads, SMP, and Microkernels.
5. Concurrency,: Mutual Exclusion, and Synchronization.
6. Concurrency: Deadlock and Starvation.
7. Memory Management.
8. Virtual Memory.
9. Uniprocessor Scheduling.
V. INPUT/OUTPUT AND FILES.
10. Multiprocessor and Real-Time Scheduling.
11. I/O Management and Disk Scheduling.
VI. DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.
12. File Management.
13. Distributed Processing, Client/Server, and Clusters.
14. Distributed Process Management.
Appendix A. Queuing Analysis.
Appendix B. Object-Oriented Design.
Appendix C. Programming and Operating System Projects.
Appendix D. OSP: An Environment for Operating System Projects.
Appendix E. BACI: The Ben-Ari Concurrent Programming System.