Operating Systems
2015-2016 - IMT2282 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

Algorithmic methods

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.
 Security: Access Control and Malware
Programming in C, Bash, PowerShell

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work

Teaching Methods (additional text)


3 projects

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by course instructor(s).

Re-sit examination

Re-sit August 2016

Examination support

D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.

Coursework Requirements

3 mandatory assignments and 3 multiple choice tests

Teaching Materials

Tanenbaum, A. S and Bos, H. Modern Operating Systems, 4th edition, Pearson Education, 2015.