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Old 12-06-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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ok so im trying to get information for a presentation i am doing next week and cant find much as far as the following pertaining to the OS;
memory management
file management
device management
scheduling

any information would be greatly appreciated.

also i know this is a linux forum but im looking for information on linux, dos and win xp

Thanks again for any help
 
Old 12-06-2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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ok so im trying to get information for a presentation i am doing next week and cant find much as far as the following pertaining to the OS;
memory management
file management
device management
scheduling

any information would be greatly appreciated.

also i know this is a linux forum but im looking for information on linux, dos and win xp

Thanks again for any help
What specific questions do you have? It is hard to answer your questions in full with the little information that you have provided.
but Here goes.

Here is a good article for 1. and the others. Sorry started from Scheduling and went up. http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/33089.html

2. File Management - Windows makes use of the NTFS or Fat32 file system while most Linux systems use file systems Based on Ext2 or 3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, and can read and write to ntfs, fat32, and a couple of other filesystems.

3. Device Management - Well All OS's use what is called a Kernel to Handle information passing from software to hardware. I believe Windows Makes use of what is called the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). Also devices are represented differently on Windows and Linux.

4. Scheduling - Well in Dos I am not sure what is used. In windows you have Task Scheduler. In Linux you have what is called cron.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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this is a good start, more or less the presentation that i have to give is comparing and contrasting those 4 items between 3 different operating systems.

I havent had much luck finding really useful information so i figured i would turn my search over to the forums and see where that took me.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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This sounds like homework.....What texts are you using and what it the context in terms of what you have been studying?

It sounds like buying a book on the design of operating systems might make sense.

I would start with Google searches on specific questions/topics, eg "memory management windows" and "memory management linux"
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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it is for a homework assignment. its for operation systems theory. We are comparing those four aspects of an OS between 3 different operating systems. Thought the research part was going to be a lot easier then it really is. There is not a whole lot on any of this if you just search linux memory management etc. I was hoping to get a few more search ideas.

the text we are using is Operating systems; internal and design principles. It doesnt have much in the way of OS specific information ie not much on any specific Os, just a broad overview
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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This is such a broad topic---is the assignment for something like a term paper? How long do you have to complete it?

Other than your course materials, resources include libraries, bookstores and of course Google. Searching using "Linux memory management" and "Windows memory management" gives a whole bunch of hits.

And this one looks very promising: "comparison of memory management systems".
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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Just do a comparison of Say Linux, Mac, and Windows. Then do searches for say Memory Management Linux vs. Windows vs. mac. or something to the effect. I found several sites by just typing in the above search - the mac.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #8
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double post from earlier...

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:31 AM   #9
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its more of a general paper/presentation. the presentation is on tuesday with the overview paper due friday. its not really a term paper as much as its just an informative speech for the class.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #10
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Good luck with the Google searches---let us know what you find.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 08:13 PM   #11
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this wasnt the best topic to do... as far as xp, its just a bunch of crap. not much in the way of useful information for this topic.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 08:21 PM   #12
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single monolithic kernel looped throw it in the proc and let it boil. The swap file virtual memory is the same as all old unix stuff and dos 5.0 windows 3.2 office and nt. but different formats. then now look up making loop backs ok.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:28 PM   #13
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ok so i have found a lot on memory and file management as well as scheduling but cant find much on device management in linux. can anyone point me toward a decent article or throw me some key words because linux device management doesnt pull up anything helpful
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:43 PM   #14
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I beg to differ....

I entered "linux device management" into Google and immediately saw MANY good documents.

You need to ask some more specific questions---whether here or in your Google searches. For example, do you need more info on:
  • the unix "everything is a file" paradigm?
  • how to write drivers?
  • how devices are detected on boot-up?\
  • the role of udev and hal?
  • etc.....
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:45 PM   #15
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this will help you alot

Last edited by hasanatizaz; 12-08-2008 at 03:46 PM.
 
  


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