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Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation The OSP 2 Approach

ISBN-10: 1846288428
ISBN-13: 9781846288425
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 172
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Understanding the main principles and algorithms underlying a modern operating system is essential in undergraduate computer science. The complexity of this subject, however, means that mastering it requires significant practical experience. This unique book accomplishes just that: it teaches introductory subjects in OS design and implementation through hands-on engagement with OSP 2, the next generation of the highly popular OSP courseware. This book exposes students to many essential features of operating systems while at the same time isolating them from low-level, machine-dependent concerns. With its accompanying software, the book contains enough projects for up to three semesters. Even one semester's study, however, suffices to cover page-replacement strategies in virtual memory management, CPU scheduling strategies, disk seek-time optimization and other issues in operating system design. Features include: ??? Provides an opportunity to practice OS design and implementation skills in a realistic, flexible, and easy-to-use systems programming environment that promotes "active learning" and reinforces lecture material. ??? OSP 2 is written in Java, so that students learn an object-oriented approach to OS design and implementation. ??? Contains many pedagogical tools: chapter goals, internet support for students and instructors; OSP 2 courseware and an instructors' manual, which includes helpful tips for course instructors and sample assignments, is available at www.springer.com/978-1-84628-842-5. ??? Each chapter includesself-contained explanations of the OS concepts underlying the student project for that chapter. Written for undergraduates in a first operating systems course, this text provides essential foundations through the user-friendly, highly flexible OSP 2 courseware environment.

Organization of OSP 2
Putting it all together : an example session with OSP 2
Tasks : management of tasks (a.k.a. processes)
Threads : management and scheduling of threads
Memory : virtual memory management
Devices : scheduling of disk requests
FileSys : the file system
Ports : interprocess communication
Resources : resource management

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