Operating Systems BCS303

Operating Systems BCS303

Module 1`

Introduction to operating systems, System structures: What operating systems do; Computer System organization; Computer System architecture; Operating System structure; Operating System operations; Process management; Memory management; Storage management; Protection and Security; Distributed system; Special-purpose systems; Computing environments.
Operating System Services: User – Operating System interface; System calls; Types of system calls; System programs; Operating system design and implementation; Operating System structure; Virtual machines; Operating System debugging, Operating System generation; System boot.

Module 2

Process Management: Process concept; Process scheduling; Operations on processes; Inter process communication Multi-threaded Programming: Overview; Multithreading models; Thread Libraries; Threading issues. Process Scheduling: Basic concepts; Scheduling Criteria; Scheduling Algorithms; Thread scheduling; Multiple-processor scheduling,

Module 3

Process Synchronization: Synchronization: The critical section problem; Peterson’s solution;
Synchronization hardware; Semaphores; Classical problems of synchronization;
Deadlocks: System model; Deadlock characterization; Methods for handling deadlocks; Deadlock
prevention; Deadlock avoidance; Deadlock detection and recovery from deadlock.

Module 4

Memory Management: Memory management strategies: Background; Swapping; Contiguous memory allocation; Paging; Structure of page table; Segmentation.
Virtual Memory Management: Background; Demand paging; Copy-on-write; Page replacement;
Allocation of frames; Thrashing.

Module 5

File System, Implementation of File System: File system: File concept; Access methods; Directory and Disk structure; File system mounting; File sharing; Implementing File system: File system structure; File system implementation; Directory implementation; Allocation methods; Free space management.Secondary Storage Structure, Protection: Mass storage structures; Disk structure; Disk attachment; Disk scheduling; Disk management; Protection: Goals of protection, Principles of protection, Domain of protection, Access matrix.

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