Expected learning outcomes
The students will be aquainted with basic principles and methods in modern operating systems and how they are organized. This will show how a computer can optimize use of the resources. This knowledge shall help the student in evaluation, use and maintainance of operating systems.
System calls, processes and threads, how they can be synchronized and how they can communicate.
CPU - scheduling algorithms.
Memory management:Virtual memory, swapping, paging and segmentation.
File systems: Implementation, backup, consistens and performance.
IO systems: Polling, interrupt and DMA. interrupt handlers, drivers, device independant layer, disk systems and timers.
Deadlocks: Detection and recovery, prevention and avoidance.
OS in a multimedia concept.
Multiprocessor systems and virtualization.
Security: Cryptography, authentication, attacks from inside og outside, protection mechanisms, trusted systems.
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Form(s) of Assessment
Written exam, 5 hours
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
Written Exam, 5 hours
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
Graded by course instructor(s).
Tanenbaum, A. S. and Bos, H. Modern Operating Systems , Fourth Edition:
Global Edition. Pearson Education, 2015. (ISBN-10 1292061421, ISBN-13