CHAPTER 9

Storage Management

TABLE OF CONTENTS

9.1     Memory Allocation

9.2     Virtual Memory

9.3     File Management

9.4     Error-Detecting and Error-Correcting Codes

9.5     RAID Storage Systems

Chapter Summary

Exercises

Two primary classes of storage space

The purpose of an operating system is to provide a convenient environment for higher-level programming and to allocate the resources of the system efficiently. Chapter 8 shows how the operating system allocates CPU time to the processes in the system. This chapter shows how it allocates space. The two primary classes of storage space are main memory and peripheral memory. Disk memory is the most common peripheral storage and is the type described here.

9.1 Memory Allocation

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