Spring 2022 - CMPT 300 E100

Operating Systems I (3)

Class Number: 6076

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

    Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (CMPT 295 or ENSC 254), all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course aims to give the student an understanding of what a modern operating system is, and the services it provides. It also discusses some basic issues in operating systems and provides solutions. Topics include multiprogramming, process management, memory management, and file systems.

COURSE DETAILS:

Students taking this course will gain a comprehensive grounding in the area of multiprogrammed operating systems, including an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues and problems in operating system design. The student will gain an understanding of the needs of computing processes, the services offered by the OS to meet these needs, and how the services are shared between concurrent processes. Lectures will focus on the principles and problems of OS design and will be supplemented by independent reading. Programming exercises (in C) will require the student to implement programs illustrating the principles used in OS design. Basic knowledge of C programming and the UNIX environment is assumed. This course will be taught in-person, and students will be required to attend in-person tests. Should this course be moved to remote teaching during the semester due to pandemic restrictions, students must have access to a computer with internet access, allowing the use of a conferencing system such as Zoom or BB Collaborate Ultra. Some components of the course will require synchronous (real-time) participation during the scheduled lecture and/or exam times. Visual proctoring may be required, subject to university approval.

Topics

  • History, Evolution, and Philosophies
  • The User's View of Operating System Services
  • Tasking and Processes
  • Interprocess Communication, Concurrency Control and Resource Allocation
  • Scheduling and Dispatch
  • Physical and Virtual Memory Organization
  • File Systems
  • Security and Protection

Grading

NOTES:

There will be 3-4 assignments, one or more midterms, and one final exam. A more detailed marking scheme will be provided in the first class of the semester.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books:
Unix System Programming: a programmers guide to software development, 2nd edition, Keith Haviland, Dina Gray and Ben Salama, Addison-Wesley, 1999, 9780201129199, (For those who have never touched a Unix system)

REQUIRED READING:

Operating System Concepts, 10th Edition (Ebook available), Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne, J. Wiley & Sons, 2018 (Any other intro O.S. book would probably suffice as well, including previous editions of this book).
ISBN: 9781119320913

RECOMMENDED READING:

Modern Operating Systems, 4th edition, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Prentice Hall, 2014
ISBN: 9780133591620

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 9th Edition, William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2018 (also available as an eBook)
ISBN: 9780134670959

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.