CS321 Operating Systems

Course
34847
Section
F01
Credits
3 + 0
Prerequisites:
  • CS301
Instructor
Glenn Chappell
Phone
907-474-5736
Office
Chapman 201B
Email
ggchappell@alaska.edu
Office Hours
MWF
T
Meeting Time
Room
Chapman 106
Course Website
/courses/cs321/2014-spring/
Required Texts
Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-0-13-600663-3)

Course Description

Functions of files and operating systems. Review of required architectural features. The PROCESS concept. Storage management, access methods and control, interrupt processing, scheduling algorithms, file organization and management, and resource accounting.

Course Outcomes

  • Know the purposes and responsibilities of operating systems.
  • Be familiar with various standard operating systems concepts (interrupt, system call, process, thread, scheduling, concurrency, deadlock, virtual memory, etc.).
  • Understand important ways in which major operating systems differ.
  • Be familiar with operating system implementation issues involved in process management, memory management, and file systems.
  • Have a basic programming proficiency in the use of operating-system facilities such as threads, pipes, memory mapping, etc.

Tentative Schedule

    • Deadline for WINTERmester student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript)
    • Residence halls open, 8 a.m.
    • Orientation for new students
    • First day of instruction; late registration begins
    • Alaska Civil Rights Day (no classes, most offices closed)
    • Deadline for adding classes, late registration and fee payment; 6 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline
    • Deadline for 100 percent refund of tuition and fees
    • Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated drops (course does not appear on academic record)
    • Summer 2014 course list available at UAOnline
    • Freshman progress reports due
    • Deadline for UA Foundation and privately funded scholarship applications
    • Deadline to apply for spring 2014 graduation
    • Registration and fee payment for Summer Sessions begins
    • Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript)
    • Fall 2014 course list available at UAOnline
    • Spring break (no classes)
    • University holiday (most offices closed for spring break)
    • Begin registration and fee payment for degree students for fall 2014 semester
    • Begin registration and fee payment for non-degree students for fall 2014 semester
    • SpringFest (no classes)
    • Deadline to apply for admission for fall semester (UA Scholars)
    • Last day of instruction
    • Final examinations
    • Commencement
    • Residence halls close, noon
    • MAYmester courses begin. Deadline to register, attendance required and 100 percent refund of tuition and fees for MAYmester.
    • Late payment fees begin for MAYmester
    • Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon

Policies

Students are expected to be at every class meeting on time, and are responsible for all class content, whether present or not. If absence from class is necessary, in-class work (other than quizzes) and homework may be made up only if the instructor is notified as soon as possible; in particular, absences due to scheduled events must be arranged ahead of time. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to UAF procedures. Students in this class must pay the CS lab fee. Payment allows access to the Chapman 103 lab.

UAF academic policies http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics

CS Department policies http://www.cs.uaf.edu/departmental-policies/

Disabilities Services:

The UAF Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. I will work with the UAF Office of Disability Services (208 WHITAKER BLDG, 474-5655) to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.

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