Design and Implementation of the MTX Operating System by K. C. Wang

By K. C. Wang

This course-tested textbook describes the layout and implementation of working structures, and applies it to the MTX working procedure, a Unix-like method designed for Intel x86 established desktops. Written in an evolutional sort, theoretical and functional features of working platforms are awarded because the layout and implementation of an entire working method is verified. during the textual content, entire resource code and dealing pattern structures are used to show the strategies mentioned. The booklet comprises many new fabrics at the layout and use of parallel algorithms in SMP. whole assurance on booting an working procedure is incorporated, in addition to, extending the method version to enforce threads help within the MTX kernel, an init software for process startup and a sh application for executing consumer commands.

Intended for technically orientated working structures classes that emphasize either concept and perform, the e-book is usually compatible for self-study.

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In a MP system the external caches may be shared by different CPUs. The memory subsystem uses a cache-coherence protocol to ensure that the contents of the various levels of caches are consistent. To most users, such 14 2 Foundations and Background hardware-level details are transparent. But they are not totally invisible to an operating system. For instance, in an OS kernel when process context switching occurs, the CPU’s internal cache must be flushed to prevent it from executing stale instructions belonging to an old context.

I/O by polling is suitable only for single task environment because while the CPU is doing I/O it is constantly busy and can’t do anything else. In I/O by interrupts, the CPU starts an I/O operation on a device with the device’s interrupt enabled. The CPU does not have to wait for the I/O operation to complete. g. to execute another task. When the I/O operation completes, the device interrupts the CPU, allowing it to decide what to do next. I/O by interrupts is well suited to multitasking. After starting an I/O operation, if the task has to wait for the I/O operation to complete, the CPU can be switched to run another task.

Out is intended for execution on ELKS (Embedded Linux Kernel System) [ELKS] or an ELKS simulator. To adapt BCC to the development of MTX, we must run BCC’s assembler, compiler and linker in separate steps. Currently, MTX does not have a program development facility of its own. Since most readers have access to Linux and are familiar with its working environment, it is better to use Linux as the development platform of MTX.  3 when we discuss booting.  4–13.  14 and 15. 10 Running MTX The system image of MTX is an EXT2 file system containing the following contents.

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