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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chapter 2 – Hardware and Software Concepts




Objectives
•  After reading this chapter, you should understand:
–  hardware components that must be managed by an operating
system.
–  how hardware has evolved to support operating system
functions.
–  how to optimize performance of various hardware devices.
–  the notion of an application programming interface (API).
–  the process of compilation, linking and loading. sa 


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Outline
2.1           Introduction
2.2 Evolution of Hardware Devices
2.3 Hardware Components
2.3.1        Mainboards
2.3.2        Processors
2.3.3        Clocks
2.3.4        Memory Hierarchy
2.3.5        Main Memory
2.3.6        Secondary Storage
2.3.7        Buses
2.3.8        Direct Memory Access (DMA)
2.3.9        Peripheral Devices
2.4 Hardware Support for Operating Systems
2.4.1        Processor
2.4.2        Timers and Clocks

2.4.3        Bootstrapping
2.4.4        Plug and Play
2.5 Caching and Buffering
2.6 Software overview
2.6.1        Machine Language and Assembly Language
2.6.2        Interpreters and Compilers
2.6.3        High-Level Languages
2.6.4        Structured Programming
2.6.5        Object-Oriented Programming
2.7 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
2.8 Compiling, Linking and Loading
2.8.1        Compiling
2.8.2        Linking
2.8.3        Loading
2.9 Firmware
2.10         Middleware



Other Core of CS Books
Operating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computer Operating Systems
Distributed Operating Systems
Operating Systems Design And Implementation 2nd Edition
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