Operating System Concepts Assignment 4

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Unit 4 Assignment

The assignment for this Unit is a “hands-on” one. You will run both Windows and Linux tsk mangers, explain processes and threads, explore deadlock and starvation and compare various deadlock prevention and avoidance techniques.

You are required to submit a Screenshots of both your Linux and windows task managers.

You will explore the tools available for Linux and Windows for examining processes and threads and write a report in APA format.

Assignment instructions:

For Windows: Download the utility “Process Monitor” in this link and run it to aid you understand more about processes running on your Windows OS

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For Linux: Logon to your installed distribution, open a terminal window also called Xterm, and run the command “top” without the quotation marks followed by the return key. For better results with the top command, use the “man” pages to see all available switches for you to use with top. To do that, at the console type: man top

“man top” is short for “manual on the top command”. You will get a bunch of options and switches, read through them and use what you deem needed. To quite the man pages, simply type the letter “q”.

The Essay

Write a four-page detailed report on what you observed and relate it to what you learned about processes, threads, deadlocks, preventions, avoidance, and detection

Be sure to submit a screen shot for each task manager output for Linux and Windows. To make screenshots, Windows users just need to press the "Print Screen" key. Mac users press Command+Shift+3.

Your paper should include at least four pages of content.

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