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Notes on Operating Systems

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Notes on Operating Systems

Notes on Operating Systems

This note deals with what operating systems are, and the context in which they operate. In particular, it emphasizes the issues of software layers and abstraction, and the interaction between the operating system and the hardware. Topics covered includes: Operating System Functionality, Background on Computer Architecture, Processes and Threads, UNIX Processes, Concurrency, Resource Contention and Deadlock, Lock-Free Programming, Memory Management, File Systems, Mechanics of Disk Access, Crosscutting Issues, SMPs and Multicore, Operating System Structure, Performance Evaluation, Communication and Distributed Systems.

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