Operating Systems: Design and Implementation - hardcover (2nd Edition) - see also 013601959
Andrew S. Tanenbaum ; Albert S. Woodhull
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OPERATING SYSTEMS Level: B/I/A
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Most books on operating systems deal with theory while ignoring practice. While the usual principles are covered in detail, the book describes a small, but real UNIX-like operating system: MINIX. The book demonstrates how it works while illustrating the principles behind it. KEY TOPICS: Operating Systems: Design and Implementation Second Edition provides the MINIX source code. The relevant selections of the MINIX code are described in detail. When it first came out, MINIX caused something of a revolution. Within weeks, it had its own newsgroup on USENET, with 40,000 people. Most wanted to make MINIX bigger and fancier. Instead, Linux was created. That has become quite popular, very large, and complicated. MINIX, on the other hand, has remained small and suitable for instruction and example. The book has been revised to include updates in MINIX, which started out as a v 7 unix clone for a floppy-disk only 8088. It is now aimed at 386, 486, and pentium machines and is based on the international posix standard instead of on v7. There are now also versions of MINIX for the Macintosh and SPARC available. MARKET: Professional programmers will find this book to be a valuable resource and reference book.
Still the only operating systems textbook that first explains the relevant principles, then shows how they apply to real systems by using a Unix-like operating system as a detailed example.
Relevant sections of MINIX code are described in detail in most chapters. Provides problems at the end of each chapter, with separate solutions manual for the instructor.
Table of Contents
What Is An Operating Systems?
History of Operating Systems.
Operating System Concepts.
Operating System Structure.
Outline of the Rest of this Book.
Introduction to Processes.
Classical IPC Problems.
Overview of Processes in MINIX.
Implementation of Processes in MINIX.
Principles of Input/Output Hardware.
Principles of Input/Output Software.
Overview of Input/Output in MINIX.
Block Devices in MINIX.
The Summary Task in MINIX.
IV. MEMORY MANAGEMENT.
Memory Management Without Swapping or Paging.
Page Replacement Algorithms.
Design Issues for Paging Systems
Overview of Memory Management in MINIX.
Implementation of Memory Management in MINIX.
V. FILE SYSTEMS.
File System Implementation.
Overview of the MINIX File System.
Implementation of the MINIX File System.