It controls the sharing of resources among programs

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Unformatted text preview: ng programs. It controls the sharing of resources among programs. • The OS itself also uses resources, which it must share with application programs. Implementation View: The OS is a concurrent, real-time program. • Concurrency arises naturally in an OS when it supports concurrent applications, and because it must interact directly with the hardware. • Hardware interactions also impose timing constraints. CS350 Operating Systems Fall 2013 Intro 4 The Operating System and the Kernel • Some terminology: kernel: The operating system kernel is the part of the operating system that responds to system calls, interrup...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2014 for the course CS 350 taught by Professor Ashrafaboulnaga during the Winter '13 term at University of Waterloo, Waterloo.

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