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Old 09-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question Newbie questions! :)


What is inod ? what responsibility does the OS have?
and what are the three main components of the os, the core, the shell and?

would appreciate some help i have som homework i need help with
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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Nobody here is going to do your homework for you. Have you looked in you textbook/lecture notes? Google will return a lot.

One thing I will say is that there's no clear-cut answer to what the responsibility of the operating systems are. In the Unix world, the OS is responsible for relatively little -- things like the shell and windowing systems all work in user space. In Windows, the GUI shell is part of the OS proper, as I understand it. Do you consider system programs like the shell part of the OS or not? There are some interesting questions to chew on here, and you're going to need to do some thinking on your own.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Hi Alexander!

Didn't your teacher give you a book to read about all this stuff.

Nice try?

Martin
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
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No he didnt, this is a course after college, we buy our own books and iv bought one.
a unix beginners guide, but it doesnt say these specific questions and my teacher said that i should ask on the net
if i couldnt find it. i guess i tried.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
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Here is a rather technical description of what an i-node is:
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/spos...ufs.inode.html

Is this the right level of detail for you?

Martin
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:18 AM   #6
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Thats great martin thanks tho i didnt need that high level of info on just this question
i will in the future as the course gets harder

Thanks / Alexander
 
  


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