Operating Systems

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BIE-OSY Z,ZK 5 2P+1R+1L English
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Department of Computer Systems

Students understand the classical theory of operating systems (OS) in addition to the knowledge gained in the BI-PS1 module. They get a solid knowledge of OS kernels, processes and threads implementations. They understand the problems of race conditions and principles and algorithms for critical sections, thread scheduling, resource allocation, deadlocks. They understand the techniques of managing virtual memory, principles and architectures of disks and disk arrays, file systems and peripheral devices. They gain basic knowledge necessary for developing system applications or for system administration. They are able to design and implement simple multithreaded applications.


Common user-level knowledge of operating systems. Basic knowledge of C/C++ programming.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction. OS architecture and functions. OS kernel.

2. Processes and threads, management and implementation.

3. Race conditions. Critical section. Synchronization primitives.

4. Classical interprocess communication problems and their solutions.

5. Thread scheduling.

6. Resource allocation. Deadlock.

7. Memory management - basic methods.

8. Virtual memory. Paging. Segmentation.

9. Page replacement algorithms.

10. Physical disks and RAID.

11. File systems - properties.

12. File systems - implementation, examples (fat, ntfs, ufs, zfs).

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Programs with multiple threads.

2. Thread synchronisation I. (mutex, condition variables).

3. Thread synchronisation II. (semaphores, barriers).

4. Processes (fork(), exec(),...).

5. Deadlock, physical and virtual memory.

6. Page replacement algorithms.

Study Objective:

Students gain basic knowledge necessary for developing system applications or for system administration. After completing the course, students will be able to design and implement simple multithreaded applications.

Study materials:

1. Tanenbaum, A. S. ''Modern Operating Systems (2nd Edition)''. Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN 0130313580.

2. Stallings, W. ''Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (5th Edition)''. Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN 0131479547.

3. Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P. B., Gagne, G. ''Operating System Concepts (7th Edition)''. Wiley, 2004. ISBN 0471694665.

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