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Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 3/e

William Stallings

Published December, 1997 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1998, 781 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0-13-887407-7


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Summary

This text is suitable for the first undergraduate through graduate operating systems course found in computer science and computer engineering departments.
Winner of the 1998 Texty Award for the best Computer Science and Engineering Textbook, which is given by the Text and Academic Authors Association!
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:
http://www1.shore.net/nws/

Features

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 understanding.
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. @BREAKNOLINALT = INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT
A website is available at http://www.shore.net/~ws/OS3e that contains:

  • 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.
Instructor's manual includes solutions and a set of small programming projects.
OS simulator that supports student-written OS components that can be assigned instead of or in addition to the programming projects.
Internet mailing list for exchange of information/ideas with other instructors and author.


Table of Contents
    Preface.
I. BACKGROUND.
    1. Computer System Overview.
    2. Operating System Overview.
II. PROCESSES.
    3. Process Description and Control.
    4. Threads, SMP, and Microkernels.
    5. Concurrency,: Mutual Exclusion, and Synchronization.
    6. Concurrency: Deadlock and Starvation.
III. MEMORY.
    7. Memory Management.
    8. Virtual Memory.
IV. SCHEDULING.
    9. Uniprocessor Scheduling.
    10. Multiprocessor and Real-Time Scheduling.
V. INPUT/OUTPUT AND FILES.
    11. I/O Management and Disk Scheduling.
    12. File Management.
VI. DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.
    13. Distributed Processing, Client/Server, and Clusters.
    14. Distributed Process Management.
VII. SECURITY.
    15. Security.
    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.
    Glossary.
    References.
    Index.


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