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CSNB334 Advanced Operating Systems Course Introduction. Lecturer: Abdul Rahim Ahmad. Basic Information. Lecturer : Abdul Rahim Ahmad Room : Deputy Dean, Level 6. Phone : 03-8921-2345 Web : http://metalab.uniten.edu.my/~abdrahim. Basic Information. Credit :

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Csnb334 advanced operating systems course introduction

CSNB334 Advanced Operating SystemsCourse Introduction

Lecturer: Abdul Rahim Ahmad


Basic information

Basic Information

  • Lecturer : Abdul Rahim Ahmad

  • Room : Deputy Dean, Level 6.

  • Phone : 03-8921-2345

  • Web : http://metalab.uniten.edu.my/~abdrahim


Basic information1

Basic Information

  • Credit :

    • 4 (3 hours lecture/tutorial, 2 hours lab)

  • Prerequisite(s) :

    • CSNB224/CCSB234 (Operating Systems Concepts)

  • Assessment Methods :

    • Lab work 30%

    • Mid Term Progress Test 20%

    • Final Examination 50%


Course objectives

Course Objectives

  • At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

    • Use Linux operatings systems for advanced study of operating system concepts.

    • Write codes to implement and modify some advanced concepts in operating systems using Linux.


Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • The course objectives ensure the development of students applied skills in operating systems related areas. Students will

    • Gain the ability to install and customize Linux operating systems.

    • Gain knowledge in writing software routines, modules or patches for the operating systems, using respective system calls to implement, debug or tailor device drivers and interrupt handlers.

    • Be confident in presenting short talks regarding the operating systems internals and various operating system issues..


Course synopsis

Course Synopsis

  • The theory part of this course focuses on design issues of the Linux operating system.

  • The course uses the theoretical knowledge learned in the prerequisite course CSNB224/CCSB234 Operating System Concepts.

  • The practical part of the course

    • Will take you on the programming tasks of writing codes to adapt, modify or add modules to the existing kernels of the operating systems.

    • Provide hands on knowledge in system programming which will be valuable to further enhance your general programming ability.


What is this course about

What is this Course About

  • Comparison to CSNB224

    • CSNB224: concepts and principles of an OS

    • CSNB334: an example of how they are actually done

  • Linux Kernel Programming

    • How to work in an example modern OS kernel

    • This is the advanced practical component of OS curriculum in the Computer Science undergraduate

    • Taken after Introduction to OS


Linux what we ll learn

Linux – What we’ll Learn?

  • Understanding linux kernel structure

    • Know how the kernel works

    • Know how to customize kernel

  • Writing kernel code

    • Experience developing code for OS kernel

  • System programming skill

    • Ability to deal with large, complex systems.

    • Very different from application programming (e.g., using Java)

  • New s/w development model: open community


Linux what we ll not learn

Linux – What we’ll NOT learn?

  • How to use Linux?

    • You should have known by now

    • If not, there are lots of books and online resources

    • Still no? there are dummy books and training courses

  • How to program in Linux

    • See above

  • To obtain Linux certificates

    • Those are for technicians

    • You are a graduate, those are not for you, though it is good to have.


Linux why linux

Linux - Why Linux?

  • Linux is increasingly important

    • It is a good skill to have.

    • Can become a system programmer.

    • To further study at graduate level and do systems research.


Linux course contents

Linux - Course contents

  • Linux Operating System

    • History of Linux

    • Kernel organization

    • Process and resource management

    • Memory Management

    • Device management

    • File management


Linux labs

Linux Labs

  • To choose during the semester as time might not permit

    • Observing Linux behaviour

    • Shell Program

    • Kernel timers

    • Kernel modules

    • System Calls

    • Shared memory

    • Virtual memory

    • Synchronization mechanism

    • The scheduler

    • Device drivers

    • File system

    • File I/O


Group divisions labs presentations

Group Divisions – Labs/Presentations

  • Groups of 2.

  • Do your work individually and use the group for first level discussions.

  • All lab solutions need to be demonstrated in the lab. No marks will be given if a lab solution is submitted without giving a demo.


Materials

Materials

  • Daniel P. Bovet & Marco Cesati: Understanding The Linux Kernel, 3rd Edition, O’Reilly, 2005.

  • Gary Nutt: Kernel Projects for Linux, Addison-Wesley, 2001.

  • William Stallings: Operating Systems, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005.


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