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1 Categories of I/O Devices
Human readable Communication with the user Printers Video display terminals Display Keyboard Mouse Machine readable Communication with electronic equipment Disk drives Sensors Controllers/Actors Communication Communication with remote devices Digital line drivers Modems

2 Differences in I/O Devices
Complexity of control Unit of transfer Data may be transferred as a stream of bytes for a terminal or in larger blocks for a disk Data representation Encoding schemes Error conditions Devices respond to errors differently

3 Differences in I/O Devices
Programmed I/O Process is busy-waiting for the operation to complete Interrupt-driven I/O I/O command is issued Processor continues executing instructions I/O module sends an interrupt when done Data Rate Human input can be very slow Machine communication should be fast

4 Differences: Data Rate

5 Operating System Design Issues
Efficiency Most I/O devices extremely slow compared to main memory Use of multiprogramming allows for some processes to be waiting on I/O while another process executes I/O cannot keep up with processor speed Swapping is used to bring in additional Ready processes which is an I/O operation

6 Operating System Design Issues
Generality Desirable to handle all I/O devices in a uniform manner Hide most of the details of device I/O in lower-level routines so that processes and upper levels see devices in general terms such as read, write, open, close, lock, unlock

7 Data Transfer Scheme Block-oriented Stream-oriented
Information is stored in fixed sized blocks Transfers are made a block at a time Used for disks and tapes Stream-oriented Transfer information as a stream of bytes Used for terminals, printers, communication ports, mouse, and most other devices that are not secondary storage

8 I/O Buffering Reasons for buffering
Processes must wait for I/O to complete before proceeding (you can’t do anything useful anyway) Adjust speed differences between information source and use Example: Printer buffer You don’t want your computer to sit and wait in order to transfer data until there is no other job ahead in the queue and the data could go directly to printer Instead printer buffers data

9 Techniques for Performing I/O
Direct Memory Access (DMA) DMA module controls exchange of data between main memory and the I/O device Processor interrupted only after entire block has been transferred CPU independent, CPU can do something else while I/O data transfer to memory happens

10 Direct Memory Access Takes control of the system form the CPU to transfer data to and from memory over the system bus Cycle stealing is used to transfer data on the system bus The instruction cycle is suspended so data can be transferred The CPU pauses one bus cycle No interrupts occur, no process swapping Do not save context

11 Communication Inputs I/O = Input + Output Output: CPU initiated
Input: Initiated by device Creates an interrupt to inform CPU of input Typical Example: Communication in Client Server environment

12 Examples of Client Server
Application-level protocols provide high-level services DNS Electronic mail TELNET: Remote login FTP HTTP World Wide Web All of these applications use client-server architecture

13 Client Server Architecture
Client Computer Server Computer Client Application Client Request Server Application Server Response Network

14 Client Server Paradigm
Server application is ``listener'' Waits for incoming message Performs service Returns results Client application establishes connection Sends message to server Waits for return message

15 Issues Identification of Server computer
Identification of Client computer Identification of Server Application Identification of Client Application How do you ensure that both application “understand” each other? Answer: IP address, Port number , TCP

16 Client Arbitrary application program
Becomes client when network service is needed Also performs other computations Invoked directly by user Runs locally on user's computer Initiates contact with server Can access multiple services (one at a time) Does not require special hardware or sophisticated operating system

17 Server Special purpose application dedicated to providing network service Starts at system initialization time Runs on a remote computer (usually centralized, shared computer) Waits for service requests from clients; loops to wait for next request Will accept requests from arbitrary clients; provides one service to each client Requires powerful hardware and sophisticated operating system

18 Server Class Computer Shared, centralized computers that run many server applications called ``servers'' More precisely, the applications are the ``servers'' and the computer is a ``server-class computer'' Servers can run on very simple computers...

19 Message exchange Typically, client and server exchange messages:
Client sends request, perhaps with data Server send response, perhaps with data Client may send multiple requests; server sends multiple responses Server may send multiple response - imagine video feed

20 Message Protocols TCP Standards for messages that ensure that the server can understand the client independent of implementation

21 Multi Server and Client
Multiple clients share same server One server class computer runs multiple server applications and types (eureka) Listener organizes

22 Service Identification
Each service gets a unique identifier; both client and server use that identifier Server registers with local protocol software under the identifier Client contacts protocol software for session under that identifier Example - TCP uses protocol port numbers as identifiers Server registers under port number for service Client requests session with port number for service How does client knows the port number on the server computer?

23 Multiple servers for one service
Responding to a client request may require significant time Other clients must wait while earlier requests are satisfied Multiple servers can handle requests concurrently, completing shorter requests without waiting for longer requests

24 Master-slave servers One way to run concurrent servers is to dynamically create server processes for each client Master server accepts incoming requests and starts slave server for each client Slave handles subsequent requests from its client Master server then waits for next request

25 Examples of server running on eureka
Ps –u root Mountd In.telnetd Inetd Listen: Program that does the listening for all server and starts a new serving program

26 Review Interrupts External devices (network card) creates interrupts that are first dealt with by an interrupt controller (IC) IC sends highest priority interrupt to CPU and puts into the interrupt register the PC associated with the code that can deal with this type of interrupt Listener decides what to do Start new server Start running server who was the recipient of incoming message

27 Selecting from multiple servers
How do incoming messages get delivered to the correct server? Each transport session has two unique identifiers (IP address, port number) on server (IP address, port number) on client No two clients on one computer can use same source port Thus, client endpoints are unique, and server computer protocol software can deliver messages to correct server process

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