Course: Operating Systems

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Course title Operating Systems
Course code KIT/ZOSYS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Hudec Tomáš, Mgr.
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.</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
Learning outcomes
Students will acquaint themselves with basic theory of operating systems and will practice using 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.
User knowledge of operating system, knowledge of 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
  • -. The Linux Documentation Project. [online].
  • Matthew, Neil; Stones, Richard. Beginning Linux Programming. 4th Edition. U.S.A.: Wiley Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-14762-7.
  • 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.

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