Operating System Concepts – Silberschatz, Galvin – 7th Edition


This bestselling book provides clear coverage of the of the foundation of operating systems. 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 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 System Concepts, now in this edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to include contemporary examples of how operating 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 provides interactive exercises to help engage with the material.

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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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