CPEN 331

Operating Systems

Introduction to operating systems, their design and their implementation. Process concurrency, synchronization, communication and scheduling. Device drivers, memory management, virtual memory, file systems, networking and security. [3-3-0]

4 credits

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • System Components and Processes
  • Processes and Threads
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Process Synchronization and Deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Virtual Memory
  • File Systems
  • I/O Systems
  • Mass Storage


A. Silberschatz, P.B. Galvin, and G. Gagne,Operating System Concepts, 8th edition, Wiley, 2009


CPSC 261 OR CPEN 212 and CPEN 221.

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