Accession Number : AD0765675

Title :   A Study into the Problem of Deadlock.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Conklin,Leslie Ray

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The paper presents a study of the problem of system deadlock with emphasis on the allocation of serially reusable resources. The initial area of concentration is on a definition of system deadlock and a presentation of proven methods of handling deadlock. After the discussion of current theory, two major operating systems are examined. An overall description of the functioning of OS/360 is presented followed by a detailed discussion of the procedures used by OS/360 to allocate serially reusable resources. The Michigan Terminal System is then discussed, outlining the techniques of resource allocation employed. The paper is concluded by correlating the methods used in OS/360 with those of MIS. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, SCHEDULING), MULTIPLE OPERATION, TIME SHARING, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, QUEUEING THEORY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE