Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation

The OSP 2 Approach

By Michael Kifer , Scott Smolka

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This book is an introduction to the design and implementation of operating systems using OSP 2. Coverage details process and thread management; memory, resource and I/0 device management; and interprocess communication.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8462-8842-5
  • 184 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: June 8, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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OSP 2 is both an implementation of a modern operating system and a flexible environment for generating implementation projects appropriate for an introductory course in operating system design. This book is an introduction to the design and implementation of operating systems using OSP 2, the next generation of the highly popular OSP courseware for undergraduate operating system courses. Topics and Features: Process and thread management; Memory, Resource and I/0 device management; Interprocess communication; Gives opportunity to practice these skills in a realistic operating systems programming environment. This book contains enough projects for up to 3 semesters, exposing students to many essential features of operating systems, while at the same time isolating them from low-level machine-dependent concerns. Thus, even in 1 semester, students can learn about page-replacement strategies in virtual memory management, CPU-scheduling strategies, disk seek-time optimization & other issues in operating system design.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Organisation of OSP 2.
  2. Putting it All Together: An Example Session with OSP 2.
  3. TASKS: Management of Tasks (a.k.a. Processes).
  4. THREADS: Management and Scheduling of Threads.
  5. MEMORY: Virtual Memory Management.
  6. DEVICES: Scheduling of Disk Requests.
  7. FILESYS: The File System.
  8. PORTS: Interprocess Communication.
  9. Resources: Resource Management.

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