|Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth||Charles Lin||Alex Kaplunovich|
|4161 AV Williams||1109 A V Williams||1109 A V Williams|
|Office Hours:||Office Hours:||Office Hours:|
|Tu 10:45-12:00||F 1-3||M 12:30-2:30|
|W 11:00-12:00||W 12:30-2:30|
Class URL: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hollings/cs412/s96/
You are expected to check the class web page on a regular basis
(at least weekly).
A hands-on introduction to operating systems, including topics
in: multiprogramming, communication and synchronization, memory
management, IO subsystems, and resource scheduling polices. The
laboratory component consists of constructing a small kernel,
including functions for device IO, multi-tasking, and memory management.
An in-depth understanding of how an operating system manages resources
in a computer and provides programmers with a machine and device
independent interface. The emphasis of this class will be on
operating system concepts. Running examples will be drawn from
contemporary OS's including UNIX and Windows (NT and 95).
Prerequisites: CMSC 311, CMSC 330
Topics Covered (in approximately the order we will cover them):
Required Course Text:
Operating System Concepts 4th Edition, Siberschatz and Galvin, Addison-Wesley 1994.
Understanding operating system concepts is a hands-on activity.
This class will include several substantial programming projects
that will require students to read and understand provided code,
write new modules, and debug the resulting system. The programming
assignments will be time consuming and students taking this class
should plan their class schedules accordingly.
|Midterms (2 each worth 15%)||30%|
Late Policy: TBA