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Computers4 Ch2

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Chapter 2 Lectures - Part II

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Computers4 Ch2

  1. 1. Operating System and Utility Programs Chapter 2 B.M.H
  2. 2. Computer System <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Input device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processor (CPU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Output device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage (secondary storage) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System SW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application SW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul>MIU
  3. 3. Learning Objectives <ul><li>OS for large computer systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The method of resource allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utility Programs </li></ul>MIU
  4. 4. Mainframes <ul><li>Large, fast and fairly expensive computers </li></ul><ul><li>Used by business or government to provide centralized storage </li></ul><ul><li>EX) IBM 4381, 9300, 3090, Cyber 180 </li></ul>MIU
  5. 5. MIU
  6. 6. OS for large computers <ul><li>Large computer - mainframes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around about twice as long as PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owned by businesses and universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by many people at once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present special (sharing) problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Program, CPU, memory, storage, printer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>OS : take care of these things behind the scenes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So that User can share the computer ’ s resources </li></ul></ul>MIU
  7. 7. Resource Allocation <ul><li>Allocated? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Allocate : give something to somebody for special purpose) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources allocation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>: the process of assigning computer resources to certain programs </li></ul></ul>MIU
  8. 8. Resource Allocation <ul><li>Sharing a CPU </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Storage Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Printing Resources </li></ul>MIU
  9. 9. Sharing the CPU <ul><li>Most computers have a single CPU. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All programs must share it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The sharing process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled by the OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two approaches to sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiprogramming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time-sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Multiprocessing </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU (Resource allocation)
  10. 10. Multiprocessing <ul><li>The use of a powerful computer with multiple CPUs </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple programs can run simultaneously , each using its own processor </li></ul>MIU (Resource allocation)
  11. 11. Multiprogramming <ul><li>Only one Central Processing Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more programs are executed in the same time frame, concurrently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But not exactly at the same instant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking turns ; one program runs for a while, and then another one runs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Event-driven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs share resources based on events that take place in the programs. </li></ul></ul>MIU (Resource allocation)
  12. 12. Multiprogramming <ul><li>Implemented by OS through a system of interrupts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interrupts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A signal that causes normal program processing to be suspended temporarily. </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU
  13. 13. Time-Sharing <ul><li>A special case of multiprogramming </li></ul><ul><li>Time-driven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To give each user a time slice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The OS doesn ’ t wait for completion of an event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At the end of the time slice, the resources are taken away from the user and given to someone else </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU (Resource allocation)
  14. 14. Sharing Memory <ul><li>Memory management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The process of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>allocating memory to programs and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>keeping the programs in memory separate from one another </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partitions (or regions) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foreground and background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual storage </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU (Resource allocation)
  15. 15. Partitions <ul><li>Some systems simply divide memory into separate areas (partitions or regions) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each of which can hold a program </li></ul></ul>MIU Sharing Memory
  16. 16. Foreground and Background <ul><li>Large all-purposed computers divide the memory into foreground and background </li></ul><ul><li>In a time-sharing environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For programs that have higher priority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>: Interactive program (with the user at a terminal awaiting response) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive more CPU time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For programs with less pressing schedules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>lower priorities and less CPU time </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU Sharing Memory
  17. 17. Virtual Storage (1) <ul><li>Many computer systems uses this technique </li></ul><ul><li>Called virtual memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual : made to appear to exist by the use of computer SW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The programs currently being executed are stored on disk , </li></ul><ul><li>portions of these programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are brought into memory as needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory : real storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary storage : virtual storage </li></ul></ul>MIU Sharing Memory
  18. 18. Virtual Storage (2) <ul><li>Paging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one way of virtual storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the process of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>dividing a program into equal-size pieces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>; called pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>storing them in equal-size memory spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>; called page frames </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All pages and page frames </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>: the same fixed size (ex. 2 or 4 KB) </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU Sharing Memory  Refer to Fig 2-11
  19. 19. Sharing Storage Resources <ul><li>More than user want to read or write a record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from the same disk pack at the same time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps track of which file is where </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responds to commands to manipulate files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps track of the Input and output requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the order in which they were received </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes any program instruction to read or write a record </li></ul></ul>MIU Resource allocation
  20. 20. Sharing Printing Resources <ul><li>Spooling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A process for sharing a printer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moving data and store it for a short time on a disk before it is printed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each program writes onto a disk each line that is to be printed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The disk file is placed into a queue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is printed when the printer becomes available </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU Resource allocation
  21. 21. Utility Programs File Manager Back up and Restore File Compression Defragmenter Device Drivers
  22. 22. Utility Programs (1) <ul><li>Most of the resource allocation tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>: done by the OS without user involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utility Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>: perform explicit services at the user ’ s request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility : a piece of computer SW that performs a particular task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the system software, not part of the OS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some utilities are packaged with OSs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others can be purchased separately </li></ul></ul>MIU
  23. 23. Utility Programs (2) <ul><li>To avoid duplication of effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backing up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restoring files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compressing files and entire hard disks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching computer viruses </li></ul></ul>MIU
  24. 24. File manager (1) <ul><li>Organize and manage files in a hierarchical directory structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organized in a way that makes sense to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>: a named area in storage that can contain files and other directories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The newer versions of Windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>: Refer to directories as folders </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  25. 25. File manager (2) <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable you to create the directory structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display lists of files in directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>; to copy, move, rename, and delete files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>; and to format and copy diskettes </li></ul></ul></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  26. 26. Back up and Restore <ul><li>Make backups of entire hard drives or of selected directories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backing up files involves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making duplicate copies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Storing them in a safe place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These backups could be made to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diskettes, high capacity media (CD, tape) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Create the backup files in a specific format to minimize space requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Needed the restore routine to use them </li></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  27. 27. File Compression <ul><li>Reduces the amount of space of a file </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take up less space on disk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take less time to transmit across communication line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be uncompressed into their original form before using them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ex) PKZIP, WinZip,RAR </li></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  28. 28. Defragmenter <ul><li>Reorganize the files on the disk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>so that all files are stored in contiguous locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex) Windows : Disk Defragmenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmented: noncontiguous storing because of not enough space. </li></ul></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  29. 29. Device Drivers (1) <ul><li>Allow the OS to communicate with peripherals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepts standard commands from the OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converts them into the proper format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the device it supports </li></ul></ul>MIU Utility Programs
  30. 30. Device Drivers (2) <ul><li>Manufactures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide device drivers for their products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installing the product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>: includes copying the appropriate driver to your hard drive </li></ul></ul>MIU Utility Programs

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