The explainable operating system

  • Horst D. Wettstein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 563)


Contemporary operating systems still appear as huge monolithic objects. Each attempt to explain one of them's architecture typically results in the tedious enumeration of a large number of mutually depending features. To overcome that situation, a discipline on system architecture should be established aimed at the provision of understandable construction, composition, and behaviour rules. In the following we outline such a discipline as a framework for defining and handling functional units, and provide guidelines on how to fill them up with the required content resp. organize their execution.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst D. Wettstein
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  1. 1.Institute for Operating and Interactive SystemsUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruhe 1FRG

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