Synopses & Reviews
The third edition of Operating Systems has been entirely updated to reflect current core operating system concepts and design considerations. To complement the discussion of operating system concepts, the book features two in-depth case studies on Linux and Windows XP. The case studies follow the outline of the book, so readers working through the chapter material can refer to each case study to see how a particular topic is handled in either Linux or Windows XP. Using Java code to illustrate key points, Operating Systems introduces processes, concurrent programming, deadlock and indefinite postponement, mutual exclusion, physical and virtual memory, file systems, disk performance, distributed systems, security and more. New to this edition are a chapter on multithreading and extensive treatments of distributed computing, multiprocessing, performance, and computer security. An ideal up-to-date book for beginner operating systems readers.
For one- and two-semester Operating Systems courses (in the most recent ACM/IEEE curriculum) that universities offer to juniors, seniors and graduate Computer Science students.The text goes beyond the standard coverage in operating systems courses with key chapters on multiprocessing, networking, distributed systems, performance, and security. The text features extensive, up-to-the-minute case studies on the latest versions of Linux (2.6) and Microsoft Windows XP. An abundance of charts, diagrams, illustrations and exercises (both with and without solutions) is included.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEMS. 1. Introduction to Operating Systems
2. Hardware and Software Concepts
II. PROCESSES AND THREADS. 3. Process Concepts.
4. Thread Concepts.
5. Asynchronous Concurrent Execution.
6. Concurrent Programming.
7. Deadlock and Indefinite Postponement.
8. Processor Scheduling.
III. PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL MEMORY. 9. Physical Memory Organization and Management.
10. Virtual Memory Organization.
11. Virtual Memory Management.
IV. SECONDARY STORAGE, FILE SYSTEMS AND DATABASE SYSTEMS. 12. Disk Performance Optimization.
13. File Systems and Database Systems.
V. PERFORMANCE, PROCESSORS AND MULTIPROCESSOR MANAGEMENT. 14. Performance and Processor Design.
15. Multiprocessor Management.
VI. NETWORKING AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING. 16. Networking.
17. Introduction to Distributed Systems.
18. Distributed File Systems, Clustering Peer-to-Peer Computing and Web Services.
VII. SECURE COMPUTING. 19. Security and Protection.
VIII. OPERATING SYSTEM CASE STUDIES. 20. Case Study: Linux (2.6).
21. Case Study: Windows XP.
Appendix A. Number Systems.
Appendix B. Java.
Appendix C. XML.
Appendix D. Linux License (GPL).
Appendix E. Operating System Simulators.