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Chapter 1: Introduction
Ch1 Practice Exercises Pages 49 - 50

Chapter 2: Operating-System Structures
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            User Operating System Interface
            System Calls
            System Programs
            Operating System Structure
Assignment Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Process Concept
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            Process Concept
            Process Scheduling
            Operations on Processes
            Inter-process Communication
            Communication in Client-Server Systems
Assignment Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Threads
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            Multithreading Models
            Thread Libraries and Threading Issues
            Operating System Examples
            Windows XP and Linux Threads
            Re-entrency and Thread specific data
Deadlocks
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            Deadlock Characteristics and Necessary Conditions
            Methods for Handling Deadlocks (Prevention, Avoidance, Detection)
            Recovery from Deadlock
Chapter 5: Process Synchronization
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            Peterson’s Solution, Synchronization Hardware
            Mutex Locks, Semaphores
            Classic Problems of Synchronization
            Monitors, Synchronization Examples
            Alternative Approaches
Chapter 6: CPU Scheduling
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            Scheduling Criteria, Scheduling Algorithms
            Thread Scheduling, Multiple-Processor Scheduling
            Real-Time CPU Scheduling, Operating Systems Examples
            Algorithm Evaluation
Chapter 8: Memory Management
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            Basic Hardware
            Swapping
            Contiguous Memory Allocation and Fragmentation
            Paging and Segmentation
            Intel Pentium and ARM architectures