VO Betriebssysteme

Exam informations

written or oral exam.

Workload for exams

Description

Students should develop the following skills/acquire a good knowledge of:

  • the role and the functions of operating systems
  • design decisions for the management of OS resources
  • mechanisms for the coordination of and the synchronization between parallel processes
  • network communication and OS security

  • introduction to operating systems (definition, history, important abstractions, OS architectures)
  • processes and threads (process states, data structures and mechanisms for process management, multithreading)
  • process synchronization and deadlock (mutual exclusion & condition synchronization, synchronization mechanisms and constructs, synchronization problems: producer-consumer, reader-writer, dining philosophers, deadlock, deadlock conditions, deadlock avoidance, deadlock prevention, deadlock detection
  • memory management (allocation, relocation, segmentation, paging, virtual memory management, page replacement, protection and sharing)
  • input-output and disk management (devices and device characteristics, I/O operations, drivers, buffering, disks, file systems, file system organization)
  • networking (introduction, protocols, OS and networking)
  • security and protection (threats, security measures, design for security, access control, authentification, encryoption)

Didactic concept: The listed topics will be introduced in the lecture, illustrative examples will be presented. Selected programming problems will be assigned in the accompanying lab course.

  • LVA-Nummer: 182.711
  • ECTS: 2.0
  • Stunden: 2

Module

Lecturers

Peter Puschner

Email: peter.puschner@tuwien.ac.at
TISS: Peter Puschner

Examples

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