Operating Systems 2

Ac.Year:ukončen 2004/2005
Language of Instruction:Czech
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/OS2/private/
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Lampa Petr, Ing. (CC)
Lecturer:Lampa Petr, Ing. (CC)
Instructor:Kašpárek Tomáš, Ing. (CC)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Computer Centre FIT BUT
C and C++ Programming Languages (CPP), DITS
Operating Systems 1 (OS1), DITS
Learning objectives:
  The goal is to acquaint students with the principles and concepts that are used as a basis of modern operating systems kernels.
  Basic concepts, operating system kernel, kernel structure. Parallel programming and synchronization withe a view to kernel synchronization. Deadlock, deadlock detection and prevention. Scheduling algorithms for uniprocessor systems. Memory management, virtual memory, paging, virtual memory implementation. Input/Output, synchronous and asynchronous I/O, drivers, optimalization of disk operations, File systems, disk space allocation, metadata structures, failure recovery, file system examples. Security and protection.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students are acquainted with the parallel programming using POSIX threads, usage of synchronization primitives, virtual memory and file system.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Kernel structure, interface, system calls, context switch, interrupts,
  2. System interface, Unix systems interface, standardization, SVID, XPG,
  3. Paralel programming, synchronization, synchronization mechanisms,
  4. Scheduling, strategy, implementation, batch, real-time, time sharing
  5. Processes and threads, POSIX threads, synchronization, signals, process
  6. Files systems, organization, space allocation, free space allocation,
  7. Virtual memory, TLB, cache, page tables, examples (ix86, MIPS, 680x0),
  8. Input and output, drivers, synchronous and asynchronous operations, Unix
  9. Programming environment, libraries, dynamic libraries, binary formats,
  10. Security and protection, system access, data protection.
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  1. Unix programming environment - gcc, ld, gdb, make.
  2. Parallel system verification - spin and PROMELA.
  3. Running processes, process state, job control.
  4. Inter process communication in Unix - shared memory, message queue, semaphores.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  1. Verification of parallel algorithm using spin.
  2. Fork and sychronization.
  3. Message passing in Unix.
  4. Signals and signal handling.
Fundamental literature:
  • Andrews, G.R.: Foundations of Multithreaded, Parallel, and Distributed Programming, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN 0-201-35752-6
  • Vahalia, U.: Unix Internals: The New Frontiers, Prentice-Hall, 1996, ISBN 0-13-101908-2
  • Schimmel, K.: UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures: Symmetric Multiprocessing and Caching for Kernel Programmers, Addison-Wesley, 1994, ISBN 0-201-63338-8
  • McKusick, M.K., Bostic, K., Karels, M.,J., Quaterman, J.S.: The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System, Addison-Wesley, 1996, ISBN 0-201-54979-4
Study literature:
Progress assessment:
  Written mid-term exam (20 points) and submitted project in due date.

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