• A. M. Lister
  • R. D. Eager
Part of the Macmillan Computer Science Series book series (COMPSS)


In section 2.3 we stated that one of the desirable features of an operating system is reliability; indeed an unreliable system is of very little use. In this chapter we examine more closely what is meant by reliability, and discuss ways in which the reliability of an operating system can be increased. We shall see that reliability is not an ‘add-on’ extra, but a requirement which must be considered from the earliest stages of system design.


Error Detection Filing System Acceptance Test Fault Treatment Software Fault 
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© A. M. Lister and R. D. Eager 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Lister
    • 1
  • R. D. Eager
    • 2
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.University of Kent at CanterburyUK

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