Operating System Concepts – Silberschatz, Galvin – 7th Edition


This bestselling provides clear coverage of the of the foundation of . The fifth edition discusses key concepts that are applicable to a variety of systems, and presents a large number of examples throughout that pertain to UNIX and Solaris 2. The authors include a completely new section on I/O Systems which includes three new chapters on I/O Systems, Secondary Storage Structure, and Tertiary Storage Structure. They also cover two new case studies — WindowsNT and Linux.

Operating Concepts, now in this edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding . The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to include contemporary examples of how operating systems function. The text includes content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. A new Virtual Machine provides interactive exercises to help engage with the material.

Table of Contents

 1: Introduction
 2: Operating-System Structures
 3: Processes
 4: Threads
 5: CPU Scheduling
 6: Process Synchronization
 7: Deadlocks
 8: Main Memory
 9: Virtual Memory
 10: File-System Interface
 11: File-System Implementation
 12: Mass-Storage Structure
 13: I/O Systems
 14: Protection
 15: Security
 16: Distributed System Structures
 17: Distributed File System
 18: Distributed Coordination
 19: Realtime Embedded Systems
 20: Multimedia Systems
 21: The Linux Systems
 22: Windows XP
 23: Influential Operating Systems
B: The Mach System
C: Windows 2000
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