A Study into the Problem of Deadlock.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The paper presents a study of the problem of system deadlock with emphasis on the allocation of serially reusable resources. The initial area of concentration is on a definition of system deadlock and a presentation of proven methods of handling deadlock. After the discussion of current theory, two major operating systems are examined. An overall description of the functioning of OS360 is presented followed by a detailed discussion of the procedures used by OS360 to allocate serially reusable resources. The Michigan Terminal System is then discussed, outlining the techniques of resource allocation employed. The paper is concluded by correlating the methods used in OS360 with those of MIS. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems