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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Operating Systems - NSWI004
Title: Operační systémy
Guaranteed by: Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems (32-KDSS)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: prof. Ing. Petr Tůma, Dr.
Class: Informatika Mgr. - Softwarové systémy
Classification: Informatics > Software Engineering
Incompatibility : NSWX004
Interchangeability : NSWX004
P//Is pre-requisite for: NSWI161
Annotation -
Last update: TUMA (01.05.2007)
The course provides information on the operating system architecture and the features of process management, memory management, device drivers, file systems, networking, security. All features are shown on contemporary operating systems, implementation of selected features is practiced while creating an educational operating system. Note for combined study programs: the course requires activity during semester.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: prof. Ing. Petr Tůma, Dr. (31.10.2019)

The course includes homework assignments and solution presentations, each assignment is graded on a scale of 0-10 points using both automated tests and additional evaluation criteria (presentation, documentation, design, style). Course credit requires that all solutions pass the basic tests at the given deadline and that at least one solution is successfully presented, the overall grade is determined from the point average (minimum 5 for "good", 7 for "very good", 9 for "excellent"). Given that an essential course credit requirement is systematic work during the semester, retakes are not possible.

Literature -
Last update: prof. Ing. Petr Tůma, Dr. (29.09.2017)

Abraham Silberschatz: Operating System Concepts.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum: Modern Operating Systems.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Albert S. Woodhull: Operating Systems Design and Implementation.

Syllabus -
Last update: TUMA (01.05.2007)

History of computer and operating system architectures, types of operating systems. Basic concepts.

Process management. Processes and threads, lifecycle. Concurrency, scheduling, context switching. Communication, shared memory, message passing, RPC. Synchronization, synchronization problems, deadlock, starvation, types of waiting, synchronization tools.

Memory management. Virtualization, paging, segmentation, page replacement algorithms. Memory management within a process, code, heap, stack, garbage collection.

Devices. Device driver architecture, synchronous and asynchronous interfaces. Device drivers for specific devices (busses, clock, keyboard, console, disks, network ...).

File systems. User interface, abstractions, operations. Implementation, principles, general and specialized file systems (FAT, NTFS, EXT, XFS ...).

Networking. User interface, abstractions, operations. Implementation, filtering, shaping. Applications, distributed file systems, distributed operating systems.


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