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Academic year
EDA091 - Operating systems
 
Owner: TDATA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   08 Mar 2006 am V,  21 Apr 2006 pm V,  21 Aug 2006 pm V
0299 Laboratory 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

In programs

TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, Year 4 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Embedded computer systems engineering, Year 4 (elective)
TAUTA AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGENEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Univ lektor  Arne Dahlberg



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

A previous entry-level course in real-time systems or similar background is presumed.

Aim

To provide a general introduction to the design and implementation of operating systems.

Goal

The course is aimed at giving the students comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the design and implementation of uni-processor operating systems. After the course, the students should have good knowledge of how to write applications based on system calls and good understanding for how the design of the underlying operating system affects the performance of application programs. Moreover, the students should have good understanding of the particular problems encountered in multi-processor operating systems anddistributed file systems.

Content

The course provides an introduction to the design and implementation of operating systems. Topics covered include: concurrent processes, resource management, deadlocks, memory management techniques, virtual memory, processor scheduling, disk scheduling, file systems, distributed file systems and micro kernels.

Organisation

Lectures, exercises and labs.
Two labs are included. The first lab is to implement a simple UNIX shell. Lab 2 is based on "OSP: An Environment for Operating System Projects".
OSP contains a simulator that makes it possible to run an operating system in a simulated environment. OSP also consists of a number of modules, each of which performs a basic oparating systems service.

The lab assignments are to write some of these modules. Lab 2 is divided in two parts. In part one, a CPU scheduler is implemented and in part two a virtual memory system is implemented.

Literature

A. Silberschatz, P. Galvin, G. Gagne: Operating System Concepts, Seventh Edition, Wiley 2005.

Examination

Written examination. Approved laboratory hand-in exercises.


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