- Code COMP3300
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Eric McCreath
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2020
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This course takes a detailed look at the services provided by, and the internals of, an existing operating system to see how each part is constructed and integrated into the whole. The lectures will also address recent literature describing advances in operating systems. The following topics are addressed: system programming and its facilities (including I/O, signals, job control, interprocess communication, sockets, transport layers, remote operations), system calls and their relation to the system libraries, process management and coordination, implementation of message passing, memory management, interrupt handling, real-time clocks, device-independent input/output, serial-line drivers, network communication, disk drivers, deadlock avoidance, scheduling paradigms, file systems, security.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the completion of this course the student will be able to:
- identify and evaluate features of the system library of a particular operating system, and be able to apply this knowledge to program small applications
- describe and analyse the actual algorithms and data structures that are used in a particular operating system
- define and analyse the structure of operating systems in general, especially those that support communicating processes
- identify and describe the reasons for many architectural features of contemporary machines
- demonstrate experience in the design and implementation of a large software system
Course offered Semester 2 in alternate, even-numbered years.
Assignments (30%) Tutorials and Laboratories (10%) Final Exam (60%)
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WorkloadThirty one-hour lectures and six three-hour laboratory sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
Stallings, William Operating Systems, Prentice-Hall,7th edition, 2011
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8045||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|