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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation

The OSP 2 Approach

ISBN 9781846288425
Publication Date July 2007
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Springer

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.

Organization of OSP 2
Putting it All Together: An Example Session with OSP 2
Tasks: Management of Tasks (a.k.a. Processes)
Threads: Management and Scheduling of Threads
Memory: Virtual Memory Management
Devices: Scheduling of Disk Requests
FileSys: The File System
Ports: Interprocess Communication
Resources: Resource Management.


From the reviews: "This book is a manual for a hands-on computer science course on design principles and algorithms of modern operating systems. To convey essential features of today’s operating systems, the authors have contrived an operating system framework, called OSP 2, written in Java, in order to assign projects that implement management of important operating system features." (Rainer Horsch, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1130 (8), 2008)
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