Uses running case studies throughout the book, motivating the material and enhancing understanding. These relevant and contemporary cases use the systems:
- Windows NT
- IBM MVS
Text has been reorganized into smaller, more manageable sized chapters.
A broad and unified expanded treatment of distributed operating systems thoroughly covers this area of increasing importance.
- process migration
- process communication
- mutual exclusion
Presents comprehensive, lucid and extremely up-to-date topical coverage within a logical, well-developed framework.
- detailed treatment of threads.
- unique, comprehensive treatment of scheduling.
- thorough, unified discussion of I/O.
- broad coverage of OS security.
- solid, systematic treatment of concurrency.
Provides an internet mailing list, for exchange of information/ideas with other instructors and author.
Object-oriented design techniques discussed and a separate appendix provided.
A website to provide support for instructors and students at http://www.shore.net/~ws/OS2e.html
New edition of a text on the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of contemporary operating systems, with coverage of design principles and implementation issues. Intended for both an academic and a professional audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)