Discussion - 1.0 hours
Summary of Course Content
I. OS Structure
Monolithic and Structured Kernel, Micro-Kernel, Processes, Threads, Events, Servers, OS Extensibility
II. Scheduling and Process Control
Context Switching, Process Management, Scheduling Algorithms, Interrupt, Device Drivers
III. Concurrency Control and Recovery
Synchronization, Deadlock, Priority Inversion, Fault Tolerance and Recovery
IV. File/Storage Systems and Memory Management
Disk Management, I/O Subsystems, Virtual Memory Management, Distributed Shared Memory, Security and Access Control, File System Structure, Distributed File Systems
V. Performance Evaluation and Monitoring VI. Special OS Topics
Communication Models, Domain-specific Operating Systems (Real-time, Embedded, Network OS, etc.) , Distributed operating systems, Distributed system issues, Embedded systems, Real-time systems, and NPU (Network Processor Unit)
The instructor will assign two problems during the quarter, one will be related to scheduling and concurrency and the other will be related to memory management or file systems. The two programming assignments will give students an opportunity to understand the principles deeply.
Deitel, Deitel, and Chofnes, Operating Systems, 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2004, ISBN:0-13-124696-8
Potential Course Overlap
There is no significant overlap with other courses.