Lecture Operating system concepts - Chapter 5: Threads

The process model introduced in Chapter 4 assumed that a process was an executing program with a single thread of control. Many modern operating systems now provide features for a process to contain multiple threads of control. This chapter introduces many concepts associated with multithreaded computer systems and covers how to use Java to create and manipulate threads. We have found it especially useful to discuss how a Java thread maps to the thread model of the host operating system.