Operating System Concepts

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Addison-Wesley, 1994 - Matériel didactique - 780 pages
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The fourth edition of this book has expanded coverage of memory management (modern computer architectures) and file system design and implementation. The book features expanded discussion of parallel, distributed and real-time systems. It now includes a tutorial appendix based on the NACHOS operating system, new material on atomicity and expanded coverage of protection and security. All the hardware issues in this edition are covered in one chapter for ease of understanding. Common operating systems (MS-DOS, OS/2, Macintosh, SunOS 5) are used throughout the book to illustrate concepts and to provide examples of performance characteristics. The coverage of UNIX and the Mach operating system has also been expanded. All the chapters include a summary and exercises.

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Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Yale University. He is the former vice president of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He previously held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He received the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper award

Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies of Burlington, Massachusetts, where he designs and implements complex computing facilities. Previously, he was systems manager for the department of Computer Science at Brown University. He speaks and teaches worldwide on the topics of system management, security, and performance. Mr. Galvin also writes a column on systems administration for "SysAdmin Magazine," and is co-author of "Operating System Concepts,"

Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where he has been teaching since 1990. In addition to teaching operating systems, he also teaches courses in computer networks, distributed systems, and software engineering. He also provides workshops to computer science educators and industry professionals.

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