Course: Operating Systems

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Course title Operating Systems
Course code KIT/IOSYS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kysela Jiří, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Hudec Tomáš, Mgr.
  • Brožek Josef, Ing.
Course content
Lectures: <ul><li>Definition of the OS, history and trends, OS categories, system calls, OS concepts, OS structure.</li> <li>HW and OS, hardware resources for an OS.</li> <li>Processes and threads.</li> <li>Process scheduling.</li> <li>Process competition, race conditions and IPC.</li> <li>Deadlock and prevention.</li> <li>Memory management.</li> <li>Files and file systems, data integrity.</li> <li>Multiprocessor systems, RT and embeded systems.</li> <li>OS design and security.</li></ul> Seminars:<ul><li>Basic concepts, OS Linux installation, disk partitioning, swap, MBR, boot-manager, administrator role.</li> <li>OS Linux, files, directories, shell, ssh, GUI.</li> <li>Processes, ps, /proc, pstree, PID, PPID, terminal, signals, kill, top, nice, renice, jobs, fg, bg.</li> <li>Job planning, daemons, atd, at, cron, crontab.</li> <li>Program compiling in Unix, gcc, make, Makefile, GNU (./configure, make, make install).</li> <li>Process creation, communication between processes, fork(), pipes, |, pipe(), named pipes, mknod file p.</li> <li>Handling signals, kill(), signal(), sigprocmask(), alarm().</li> <li>Threads, mutex, libpthread, critical section.</li> <li>Condition, libpthread, thread synchronization.</li> <li>Sockets, client/server over TCP/IP.</li></ul>

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Work-related activities
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will familiarize themselves with basic theory of operating systems and will practice usage of the theory in the most common UNIX operating systems. They will gain basic practical experience with the Linux operating system.
Overview about operating system functions and its resources which are offered to programmers; ability to use these resources while programming.
Prerequisites
User knowledge of operating system, knowledge of algorithmization and the C programming language.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

Actively attending seminars where selected topics will be practised. Students must solve some practical problems to gain points. These points will count during classification of the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Bovet, Daniel P. Understanding the Linux Kernel. O'Reilly Media, 2005. ISBN 978-0596005658.
  • Brandejs, Michal. UNIX: materiály k výuce. [online]. 2008 [cit. 2008-04-01].
  • Graham, Steven &ndash; Shah, Steve. Administrace systému Linux: podrobný průvodce začínajícího administrátora. Překlad 3. vydání. Praha: Grada, 2003. ISBN 80-247-0641-5.
  • Kol. autorů. LINUX: Dokumentační projekt. 4. aktualizované vydání. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1525-1.
  • Kol. autorů. The Linux Documentation Project. [online].
  • Love, Robert. Linux kernel development. Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley, 2010. ISBN 978-0-672-32946-3.
  • Mauerer, Wolfgang. Professional Linux Kernel Architecture. Wrox, 2008. ISBN 978-0470343432.
  • Shah, Steve. Administrace systému Linux : překlad čtvrtého vydání. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1694-7.
  • Spoustová, Drahomíra. Pohádky z příkazové řádky: Učební text pro předmět Úvod do Unixu. [online]. 2007 [cit. 2008-04-01].
  • Stallings, William. Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles. 7. vydání. Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 978-0-13-230998-1.
  • Stones, Richard &ndash; Matthew, Neil. Linux: Začínáme programovat. 4. vydání. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1933-4.
  • Tanenbaum, A. Structured Computer Organization.. Prentice Hall, 2012. ISBN 978-0132916523.
  • Tanenbaum, Andrew Stuart. Modern Operating Systems. 3rd Edition. U.S.A.: Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 978-0-13-600663-3.
  • Tanenbaum, Andrew Stuart. Structured Computer Organization. 5th Edition. U.S.A.: Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 978-0-13-148521-1.
  • Tanenbaum, Andrew Stuart; Woodhull, Albert. Operating Systems Design and Implementation. 3rd Edition. U.S.A.: Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN 978-0-13-142938-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2013) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2016) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2015) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2014) Informatics courses 3 Winter