Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, 2nd Edition

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Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, 2nd Edition

Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach by Douglas Comer
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1498712436 | PDF | 701 pages | 2nd Edition | 9 Mb
Operating Systems

The book guides readers through the construction of a conventional process-based operating system using practical, straightforward primitives. It gives the implementation details of one set of primitives, usually the most popular set. Once readers understand how primitives can be implemented on conventional hardware, they can then easily implement alternative versions.
The text begins with a bare machine and proceeds step-by-step through the design and implementation of Xinu, which is a small, elegant operating system that supports dynamic process creation, dynamic memory allocation, network communication, local and remote file systems, a shell, and device-independent I/O functions. The Xinu code runs on many hardware platforms. This second edition has been completely rewritten to contrast operating systems for RISC and CISC processors. Encouraging hands-on experimentation, the book provides updated code throughout and examples for two low-
cost experimenter boards: BeagleBone Black from ARM and Galileo from Intel.