Operating System Error handling

An operating system (OS) is basically a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. Operating system is a crucial component of the system software in a computer system.

These are some few common services provided by an operating system −

  • Program execution
  • I/O operations
  • File System manipulation
  • Communication
  • Error Detection
  • Resource Allocation
  • Protection

Errors can occur anytime and anywhere in operating system. An error can occur in CPU, in I/O devices or in the memory hardware. Some major activities of an operating system with respect to error handling are−

  • The Operating System constantly checks for possible errors.

  • The Operating System takes an appropriate action to ensure correct and consistent computing.

Updated on: 17-Oct-2019

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