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Operating System Concepts

By James L. Peterson,Greg Gagne,Abraham Silberschatz

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| Hardcover | 9780471262725

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Operating systems are large and complex, and yet must function with near-absolute reliability--that's why they're a class unto themselves in the field of software development. Since its first release 20 years ago, "the dinosaur book"--Operating Syste Continue

Operating systems are large and complex, and yet must function with near-absolute reliability--that's why they're a class unto themselves in the field of software development. Since its first release 20 years ago, "the dinosaur book"--Operating System Concepts by Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, and Greg Gagne--has been a valuable reference for designers and implementers of operating systems. The newly released sixth edition of this book maintains the volume's authority with new sections on thread management, distributed processes, and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). There's also information on the workings of the latest crop of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows 2000, Linux, FreeBSD, and compact operating systems for handheld devices.

This book is concerned with the design of operating systems, which is to say it enumerates the problems that pop up in the creation of efficient systems and explores alternative ways of dealing with them, detailing the advantages and shortcomings of each. For example, in their chapter on scheduling CPU activity, the authors explain several algorithms (first-come, first-served, and round-robin scheduling, among others) for allocating the capacity of single and multiple processors among jobs. They highlight the relative advantages of each, and explain how several real-life operating systems solve the problem. They then present the reader with exercises (this book is essentially a university textbook) that inspire thought and discussion. --David Wall

Topics covered: The problems faced by designers of system software for electronic computers, and strategies that have been developed over the past 20 years to address (and, in some cases, solve) them. Problems of CPU scheduling, memory allocation, paging, processes and threads, storage management, distributed processes and storage mechanisms, and security are all discussed thoroughly and with many authoritative references
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    Memorial to Professor Chanson

    Every computing student should study Operating System and this is the most standard textbook for this topic. Frankly speaking, I forgot most of the concepts except Dining Philosophers Porblem. Maybe I lost the knowledge of this topic but I believe th ...(continue)

    Every computing student should study Operating System and this is the most standard textbook for this topic. Frankly speaking, I forgot most of the concepts except Dining Philosophers Porblem. Maybe I lost the knowledge of this topic but I believe those HKUST computing students at my age would remember our teacher, Professor Samuel Chanson.

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    Sistemi Operativi

    Fra tutti i campi dell’informatica, quello relativo ai sistemi operativi è forse quello che più si è evoluto negli ultimi vent’anni.
    Oltre agli argomenti teorici e architetturali che stanno alla base di ogni sistema operativo, il testo affronta ...(continue)

    Fra tutti i campi dell’informatica, quello relativo ai sistemi operativi è forse quello che più si è evoluto negli ultimi vent’anni.
    Oltre agli argomenti teorici e architetturali che stanno alla base di ogni sistema operativo, il testo affronta argomenti molto attuali quali sistemi operativi real-time ed embedded, multimedia, sicurezza, protezione, programmazione distribuita.

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    Mattointrip said on Jun 28, 2007 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 952 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0471262722
  • ISBN-13: 9780471262725
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 2002-04-05
  • Dimensions: 258 mm x 1,096 mm x 1,612 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Others
  • In other languages: other languages 한국 책
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