Fall 2023 - CMPT 300 D200
Operating Systems I (3)
Class Number: 6060
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2023
Thu, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
1 778 782-7575
Prerequisites:CMPT 225 and (CMPT 295 or ENSC 254), all with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
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.
- 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
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 + SUPPLIES:
- 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)
Operating System Concepts, 10th Edition (Ebook available)
Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne,
J. Wiley & Sons,
(Any other intro O.S. book would probably suffice as well, including previous editions of this book).
Modern Operating Systems, 4th edition
Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 9th Edition
(also available as an eBook)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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