Operating System Concepts, 8th Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Operating System Concepts with Java, now in its eighth edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems in the language with which many students are most comfortable. The eighth edition now includes more coverage of the most current topics and applications, improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. New end-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts, while WileyPLUS continues to motivate students and offer comprehensive support for the material in an interactive format.

Author Biography

Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of
Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, he was the
Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell
Laboratories. Prior to that, he held a chaired professorship in the
Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Silberschatz is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He
received the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998 ACM
Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award. In recognition of his outstanding level of
innovation and technical excellence, he was awarded the Bell
Laboratories President's Award for three different
Projects -- the QTM Project (1998), the DataBlitz
Project (1999), and the NetInventory Project (2004).

Professor Silberschatz' writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE
publications and other professional conferences and journals. He is a
coauthor of the textbook Database System Concepts. He has also written
Op-Ed articles for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the
Hartford Courant, among others.

Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies
(www.cptech.com), a computer facility reseller and integrator.  Before
that, Mr. Galvin was the systems manager for Brown University's
Computer Science Department. He is also Sun columnist for ;login:
magazine. Mr. Galvin has written articles for Byte and other
magazines, and has written columns for SunWorld and SysAdmin
magazines. As a consultant and trainer, he has given talks and taught
tutorials on security and system administration worldwide.

Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department at Westminster
College in Salt Lake City where he has been teaching since 1990. In
addition to teaching operating systems, he also teaches computer
networks, distributed systems, and software engineering.  He also
provides workshops to computer science educators and industry

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Operating-System Structuresp. 49
Process Management
Processesp. 101
Threadsp. 153
CPU Schedulingp. 183
Process Synchronizationp. 225
Deadlocksp. 283
Memory Management
Main Memoryp. 315
Virtual Memoryp. 357
Storage Management
File-System Interfacep. 421
File-System Implementationp. 461
Mass-Storage Structurep. 505
I/O Systemsp. 555
Protection and Security
Protectionp. 591
Securityp. 621
Distributed Systems
Distributed System Structuresp. 673
Distributed File Systemsp. 705
Distributed Coordinationp. 727
Special Purpose Systems
Real-Time Systemsp. 759
Multimedia Systemsp. 779
Case Studies
The Linux Systemp. 801
Windows XPp. 847
Influential Operating Systemsp. 903
BSD UNIX (contents online)
The Mach System (contents online)
Windows 2000 (contents online)
Bibliographyp. 923
Creditsp. 941
Indexp. 943
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