MTH 4355 – Operating Systems

MTH 4355 – Operating Systems

In this course, one becomes familiar with the main components of operating systems, how to administer these components, and how to write code that interacts with them. Topics include processes; kernels; interrupts; system calls; interprocess communication; shared memory; message passing and ports; context switching; concurrency; threads; synchronization; mutual exclusion; mutex locks, semaphores, and monitors; CPU scheduling; multi-processor scheduling and load balancing; memory management; loading and linking; caching; paging; swapping; virtual memory; mass storage; I/O systems; file system; naming; directories; mounting; distributed file systems; networking; security and protection.

Prerequisites: MTH 4350.

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