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OS UNIT 1

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•Resource allocator – manages and allocates
resources.
•Control program – controls the execution of
user programs and operations of I/O
devices .
•Kernel – the one program running at all
times (all else being application programs).

Operating Systems

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User-Services Provided by the
Operating System

•Program creation
–Editor and debugger utility programs
•Program execution
–Loading instructions, initializing I/O devices
•Access to I/O devices
–Making it a simple R/W command
•Controlled access to files
–Media technology, file format, controlling access

Operating Systems

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User-Services Provided by the
Operating System

•Error detection and response

–internal and external hardware errors

•memory error
•device failure

–software errors

•arithmetic overflow
•access forbidden memory locations

Operating Systems

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