A new OS structure for simplifying understanding of operating system behavior

Toshihiro Yamauchi, Akira Kinoshita, Taisuke Kawahara, Hideo Taniguchi

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It is difficult to understand the processing flow of complicated software such as operating systems (OSs). Thus, a mechanism that can collect and analyze behavioral information in order to comprehend the behavior of OS is necessary. Although several collection mechanisms have been developed, their OS structures were not designed to collect OS behavior. In this paper, we describe an OS structure that simplifies comprehension of OS behavior and the implementation of it on Tender OS. We also describe a mechanism for the visualization of OS behavior. Finally, we investigate the cost of introducing our proposed comprehension mechanism and the overhead and efficiency of the proposed mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1945-1950
Number of pages6
JournalInformation (Japan)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • OS structure
  • Operating system
  • Understanding OS behavior
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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