Modern Operating Systems

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-11
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems technologies. The Third Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and embedded real-time and multimedia systems. Includes new and updated coverage of multimedia operating systems, multiprocessors, virtual machines, and antivirus software. Covers internal workings of Windows Vista (Ch. 11); unique even for current publications. Provides information on current research based Tanenbaumrs"s experiences as an operating systems researcher. A useful reference for programmers.

Author Biography

Andrew S. Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he is head of the Computer Systems Department. He is also the Dean of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, an interuniversity graduate school doing research on advanced parallel, distributed, and imaging systems. Nevertheless, he is trying very hard to avoid turning into a bureaucrat.

In the past, he has done research on compilers, operating systems, networking, and local-area distributed systems. His current research focuses primarily on the design of wide-area distributed systems that scale to a billion users. This research is being done together with Dr. Maarten van Steen. Together, all his research projects have led to over 90 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings and five books.

Prof. Tanenbaum has also produced a considerable volume of software. He was the principal architect of the Amsterdam Compiler Kit, a widely-used toolkit for writing portable compilers, as well as of MINIX, a small UNIX clone intended for use in student programming labs. Together with his Ph.D. students and programmers, he helped design the Amoeba distributed operating system, a high-performance microkernel-based distributed operating system. The MINIX and Amoeba systems are now available for free via the Internet.

His Ph.D. students have gone on to greater glory after getting their degrees. He is very proud of them. In this respect he resembles a mother hen.

Prof. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the 1994 ACM Karl V Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and winner of the 1997 ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. He is also listed in Who's Who in the World. His home page on the World Wide Web can be found at URL http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/ .

Table of Contents

What is an Operating System?
The Operating System as an Extended Machine
The Operating System as a Resource Manager
History of Operating Systems
The First Generation
The Second Generation
The Third Generation
The Fourth Generation
Computer Hardware Review
I/O Devices
Booting the Computer
The Operating System Zoo
Mainframe Operating Systems
Server Operating Systems
Multiprocessor Operating Systems
Personal Computer Operating Systems
Handheld Computer Operating Systems
Embedded Operating Systems
Sensor Node Operating Systems
Real-Time Operating Systems
Smart Card Operating Systems
Operating System Concepts
Address Spaces
The Shell
Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny
System Calls
System Calls for Process Management
System Calls for File Management
System Calls for Directory Management
Miscellaneous System Calls
The Windows Win32 API
Operating System Structure
Monolithic Systems
Layered Systems
Client-Server Model
Virtual Machines
The World According to C
The C Language
Header Files
Large Programming Projects
The Model of Run Time
Research on Operating Systems
Outline of the Rest of This Book
Metric Units
Processes and Threads
The Process Model
Process Creation
Process Termination
Process Hierarchies
Process States
Implementation of Processes
Modeling Multiprogramming
Thread Usage
The Classical Thread Model
Posix Threads
Implementing Threads in User Space
Implementing Threads in the Kernel
Hybrid Implementations
Scheduler Activations
Pop-Up Threads
Making Single-Threaded Code Multithreaded
Interprocess Communication
Race Conditions
Critical Regions
Mutual Exclusion with Busy Waiting
Sleep and Wakeup
Message Passing
Introduction to Scheduling
Scheduling in Batch Systems
Scheduling in Interactive Systems
Scheduling in Real-Time Systems
Policy versus Mechanism
Thread Scheduling
Classical Ipc Problems
The Dining Philosophers Problem
The Readers and Writers Problem
Research on Processes and Threads
Memory Management
No Memory Abstraction
A Memory Abstraction: Address Spaces
The Notion of an Address Space
Managing Free Memory
Virtual Memory
Page Tables
Speeding Up Paging
Page Tables for Large Memories
Page Lacement Algorithms
The Optimal Page Replacement Algorithm
The Not Recently Used Page Replacement Algorithm
The First-In, First-Out
The Second Chance Page Replacement Algorithm
The Clock Page Replacement Algorithm
The Least Recently Used
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