Operating Systems – William Stallings – 6th Edition

Description

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles is a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems. By using several innovative tools, Stallings makes it possible to understand critical core concepts that can be fundamentally challenging.

The new edition includes the implementation of web based animations to aid visual learners. At key points in the book, students are directed to view an animation and then are provided with assignments to alter the animation input and analyze the results. The concepts are then enhanced and supported by end-of-chapter case studies of UNIX, Linux and Windows Vista.

These provide students with a solid understanding of the key mechanisms of modern operating systems and the types of design tradeoffs and decisions involved in OS design. Because they are embedded into the text as end of chapter material, students are able to apply them right at the point of discussion.

This approach is equally useful as a basic reference and as an up-to-date survey of the state of the art. Resources William Stallings has prepared a robust suite of student and instructor resources, including a rich set of Animations to illustrate key functions and algorithms in OS design.

Table of Contents

PART 1 BACKGROUND
Chapter 1 Computer System Overview
Chapter 2 Operating System Overview

PART 2 PROCESSES
Chapter 3 Process Description and Control
Chapter 4 Threads, SMP, and Microkernels
Chapter 5 Concurrency: Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization
Chapter 6 Concurrency: Deadlock and Starvation

PART 3 MEMORY
Chapter 7 Memory Management
Chapter 8 Virtual Memory

PART 4 SCHEDULING
Chapter 9 Uniprocessor Scheduling
Chapter 10 Multiprocessor and Real-Time Scheduling

PART 5 INPUT/OUTPUT AND FILES
Chapter 11 I/O Management and Disk Scheduling
Chapter 12 File Management

PART 6 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
Chapter 13 Embedded Operating Systems

PART 7 DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (ONLINE)
Chapter 14 Networking
Chapter 15 Distributed Processing, Client/Server, and Clusters
Chapter 16 Distributed Process Management

PART 8 SECURITY (ONLINE)
Chapter 17 Computer Security

APPENDICES
Appendix A Topics in Concurrency
Appendix B Object-Oriented Design
Appendix C Programming and Operating System Projects
Appendix D OSP: An Environment for Operating Systems Projects
Appendix E BACI: The Ben-Ari Concurrent Programming System

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