|Aim of Subject:
||To provide basic understanding of operating system and related design
|Learning Outcome of Subject:
At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the different components within the architecture of generic operating systems.
- Understand the purpose and functions of operating systems in computer systems and equipment.
- Apply ideas of concurrency, scheduling, memory and I/O management, file systems and disk scheduling and to design a basic operating system.
- Describe and select appropriate operating systems based on the strengths and weaknesses of various operating systems.
- Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering. (15%)
- Capability to communicate effectively. (10%)
- Acquisition of technical competence in specialized areas of engineering discipline. (20%)
- Ability to identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solutions based on a systems approach. (10%)
- Ability to conduct investigation and research on engineering problems in a chosen field of study. (10%)
- Understanding of the importance of sustainability and cost-effectiveness in design and development of engineering solutions. (10%)
- Understanding and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities. (5%)
- Ability to work effectively as an individual, and as a member/leader in a team. (10%)
- Awareness of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities as an engineer. (5%)
- Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning. (5%)
| Assessment Scheme:
- Tutorial / Assignment - group assignment, to enhance understanding of basic concepts in lecture. (30%)
- Test Quiz - written exam(10%)
- Final Exam - written exam(60%)
||53 hours (lectures and tutorials)
- Silberschatz, Abraham et al., “Operating System Concepts”, 8th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2009. (Textbook)
- William Stallings, “Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles”, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2009.
- Deitel, Harvey M. , "An introduction to Operating Systems", 4th ed., Addison Wesley, 1984.
- Tannenbaum, A.S., "Modern Operating Systems", Prentice Hall, 1992.
- Milenkovic, Milan, "Operating Systems : Concepts and Design", 2nd ed., McGraw Hill,1992.
Operating System Overview
Objectives and Functions. The evolution of operating systems. Example
systems. Process states, description and control. Processes and threads.
Principles. Mutual exclusion - software and hardware approaches. Semaphores,
monitors, message passing. Principles of deadlock, prevention, detection,
Principles. Requirements and design of memory management system. Program
loading and linking. Virtual Memory: locality, page table, translation look aside
buffer, segmentation, software implementation, load control.
Types of scheduling. Queuing in scheduling. Scheduling algorithms.
Priority control. Introduction to multiprocessor and real-time scheduling.
I/O Management and Disk Scheduling
Organization of the I/O function. Direct memory access. Design issues.
I/O buffering. Disk I/O. Disk cache. Example systems.
Overview. File management systems. File organization and access, file
directories. Sharing of files. Record blocking. Secondary storage management.