From one of America's leading authors of computer science books comes complete coverage of operating systems, plus all the design and implementation issues with a complete operating system--MINIX.From one of America's leading authors of computer science books comes complete coverage of operating systems, plus all the design and implementation issues with a complete operating system--MINIX.Read Less
New. Written by the inventor of the MINIX software, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, along with Albert S. Woodhull, the Third Edition of this best selling text on Operating Systems strikes a fine balance between theory and practice. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in OS design and implementation, and provides a deep insight into the working of operating systems. The authors give a masterly analysis of the fundamental principles, with many hands-on-examples to elucidate these principles. The new edition includes, MINIX 3, more compact, more reliable, better suited for embedded applications-and, above all, even easier to teach and learn from. Using MINIX, the authors introduce virtually every core concept needed to construct a working OS: system calls, processes, IPC, scheduling, I/O, dead-locks, memory management, threads, file systems, security, and more. New to this Edition: * Newly-released, significantly-improved MINIX 3 operating system on CD-ROM: giving students hands-on experience in modifying and rebuilding a contemporary operating system. * Expanded and reorganized coverage of processes and communication. * Revised and enhanced coverage of CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability, and security. * Includes more than 150 end of chapter problems. CONTENTS: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Processes. 3. Input/Output. 4. Memory Management. 5. File Systems. 6. Reading List and Bibliography. Appendices A. Installing MINIX. B. MINIX 3 Source Code Listing. C. Index to Files. Index. Printed Pages: 1080..
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