Computer Science 440: Operating Systems will be offered in the spring semester with Oliver Bonham-Carter. Lectures will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am with a weekly lab session on Monday at 2:30 pm.
A study of operating systems and their design and implementation. Topics include the evolution of modern computer operating systems, basic components of an operating system, and hardware issues of importance to operating system design and implementation. Consideration is given to processes and threads, resource (processor, memory, device, and software) management, process and device scheduling, deadlocks, input/output, file systems, and system security. A representative operating system is examined in detail. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CMPSC 210. Offered in alternate years. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.