Design and Implementation of the MTX Operating System

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Springer International Publishing, Jul 16, 2015 - Computers - 539 pages

This course-tested textbook describes the design and implementation of operating systems, and applies it to the MTX operating system, a Unix-like system designed for Intel x86 based PCs. Written in an evolutional style, theoretical and practical aspects of operating systems are presented as the design and implementation of a complete operating system is demonstrated. Throughout the text, complete source code and working sample systems are used to exhibit the techniques discussed. The book contains many new materials on the design and use of parallel algorithms in SMP. Complete coverage on booting an operating system is included, as well as, extending the process model to implement threads support in the MTX kernel, an init program for system startup and a sh program for executing user commands.

Intended for technically oriented operating systems courses that emphasize both theory and practice, the book is also suitable for self-study.

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About the author (2015)

K.C. Wang received the BSEE degree from National Taiwan University in 1960 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill in 1965. He is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. His academic interests are in Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing.

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