Proposal: Operating Systems

Here's a preview of the fields in Operating Systems you're encouraged to ask questions

Proposal Scope

Operating Systems

  • Distributed Operating Systems

  • Multiprocessor Operating Systems

  • Database Operating Systems

  • Real-Time Operating Systems (Hard and Soft)

  • Server Operating Systems

  • Personal Computer Operating Systems

  • Handheld Operating Systems

  • Sensor NodeOperating Systems

Process Management

  • Processes

  • Threads

  • Process Synchronization

  • Inter Process Communication

  • CPU Scheduling

  • Deadlocks

  • Fault Tolerance

Memory Management

  • Main Memory

  • Memory Allocation (Static and Dynamic)

  • Virtual Memory

Storage Management

  • Mass-Storage Structure

  • File-System Interface

  • File-System Implementation

  • Directories

  • I/O Systems

Protection and Security

  • Resource Security and Protection

  • Data Security: Cryptography in Operating Systems


  • I/O Hardware

  • I/O Software

  • I/O Software Layers

  • Disks

  • Clocks

  • User Interface

Big chance I forgot something, so let me know if there's anything that I can be added.

  • What are database operating systems? and sensor node operating systems? Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 18:10
  • @Ram you are encouraged to propose these questions to the group
    – Iancovici
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 1:15
  • I am still confused if they should be asked as create new discussion or posted in example questions Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 13:51
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    @Ram In example questions, these are operating system architectures that are meant to step away from the general architecture into ones more suitable for these applications
    – Iancovici
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 13:55
  • Is storage management same as information management? Commented Mar 15, 2014 at 6:50

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I think that "Data Security: Cryptography" needs to be clarified and narrowed. A lot of cryptography is much more IT Security, including the implementation of algorithms.

I think that it should be refined to something like "Generating and storing entropy".

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