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Advanced Operating System

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A text book for Master in Computer Science Course (M.Sc.) Pune University, w.e.f. 2013-14

Advanced Operating Systems

Author : Suvarna Jagtap

Book ID : 1411

Edition : 3rd 2016

ISBN : 978-93-5016-119-7

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Contents

1. Introduction to Unix/Linux Kernel

1.1 Introduction of an Operating System

1.2 Unix as an Operating System

1.3 Concepts of Linux Programming

1.4 System Programming

1.5 Unix Files

1.6 Linux Files and File Systems

1.7 Processes

1.8 Terms Related to Kernel System

1.9 User Perspective

1.10 Assumptions about Hardware

1.11 NASM

1.12 Linux Tools

2. File and Directory I/O

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Structure of a Regular File

2.3 Directories

2.4 Adjusting the Position of File I/O using ‘lseek’

2.5 Pipes

2.6 dup

2.7 Mounting and Unmounting File systems

2.8 File Sharing

2.9 Atomic Operations

2.10 Ownership of New Files and Directories

2.11 Sticky Bit

2.12 chown, fchown, and lchown functions

2.13 File Size

2.14 File Truncation

2.15 File Systems

2.16 mkdir and rmdir functions

2.17 Advanced File I/O

2.18 The Event Poll Interface

2.19 Mapping files into Memory

2.20 Advice for Normal File I/O

2.21 Synchronized, Synchronous and Asynchronous Operations

2.22 I/O Schedulers

2.23 Files and their Metadata

2.24 Copying and Moving files

2.25 Out of Band Communication

2.26 Monitoring file events

3. Process Environment, Process Control and Process Relationships

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Process States

3.3 Context of a Process

3.4 Process Creation

3.5 Process Termination

3.6 Process Control Block

3.7 Environment List

3.8 Interpreter Files

3.9 System functions

3.10 Process Accounting

3.11 Terminal logins

3.12 Network logins

3.13 Process groups

3.14 Sessions

3.15 Controlling Terminal

3.16 tcgetpgrp(), tcsetpgrp() and tcgetsid()

3.17 Job Control

3.18 Zombies

3.19 Launching and Waiting for a New Process

3.20 Race Conditions

3.21 Changing User IDs and Group IDS

3.22 Sessions and Process Groups

3.23 Daemons

3.24 Process Scheduling

3.25 Yielding the Processor

3.26 Threads

3.27 Process Priorities

3.28 Processor Affinity

4. Memory Management

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Process Address Space

4.3 Allocating Dynamic Memory

4.4 Alignment

4.5 Data Segment

4.6 Anonymous Memory Mappings

4.7 Creating Anonymous Memory Mappings

4.8 Mapping /dev/zero

4.9 Advanced Memory Allocation

4.10 Debugging Memory Allocations

4.11 Stack Based Allocations

4.12 Choosing a Memory Allocation Mechanism

4.13 Manipulating Memory

4.14 Locking Memory

4.15 Unlocking Memory

4.16 Locking Limits

4.17 Opportunistic Allocation

5. Signal Handling

5.1 Introduction 

5.2 Signal Concepts

5.3 signal function

5.4 Unreliable Signals

5.5 Interrupted System Calls

5.6 Reentrant FunctIons

5.7 sigcld Semantics

5.8 Reliable-Signal Terminology and Semantic

5.9 kill() and raise() functions

5.10 alarm() and pause() functions    

5.11 Process Blocking Signal mask using sigpromask()

5.12 Signal Sets

5.13 Retrieving Pending Signals

5.14 sigaction() function

5.15 NonLocal Branching

5.16 Some More Functions

5.17 Advanced Signal Management

5.18 Sending a Signal with a Payload

6. Windows Internals

6.1 Basic windows concepts

6.2 windows Internals

6.3 System Requirements

6.4 Process Internals 

6.5 Thread Internals

6.6 Worker Factory

6.7 Thread Scheduling

6.8 Context Switching

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