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The problem of achieving satisfactory levels of system performance and reliability are amongst the most difficult that operating system designers and implementors have to face. This is particularly the case with generic operating systems, ie systems intended to use in many different environments. The present paper attempts to explore the reasons for these difficulties, and to discuss the interplay between performance and reliability and, in particular, the problems of achieving high reliability in the presence of hardware failures and software errors.
Author(s): Randell B
Publication type: Report
Publication status: Published
Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series
Report Number: 17
Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne