30h Th, 6h Pr, 30h Proj.
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Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
The goal of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts and mechanisms used in operating systems. The content covers:
- Introduction/Overview: multi-programming; OS as a service; OS as a resource manager; OS organisation.
- Process management: computation abstraction; process, thread, multi-threading; inter-process communication; scheduling.
- Memory management: allocation strategies; dynamic address relocation; virtual memory.
- Storage management: file system structure; file system usage; file system implementation; protection; networked file system.
- Introduction to virtualisation: system virtualisation; paravirtualisation; kernel virtualisation.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
In this course, the students:
- learn the principles, core concepts and organisation of modern operating systems
- acquire practical system programming skills
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Knowledge of the C programming language. Computation structures.
CO-REQUIS: INFO0012 and INFO9012
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Inverted classroom.The students carry out several assignments (group and individual).
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
Weekly lectures. Practical and lab sessions. Depending on the covid-19 situation, all activities may be held online.
Recommended or required readings
Recommended readings: Operating System Concepts; Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne; Wiley. Operating Systems Design and Implementation; Tannenbaum, Woodhull; Prentice Hall.
Assessment methods and criteria
Exam(s) in session
Assignments, labs, online tests and oral exam.
The final mark is computed as the geometric mean of the various components.
Students who do not submit half of the projects will receive an absence mark for the corresponding exam session.
All resubmissions are individual. There is no guaranteed support for projects to be resubmitted for the resit session.
- Coordinator: L. Mathy, email@example.com
- Teaching assistants: Gaulthier Gain, firstname.lastname@example.org et Vincent Rossetto, email@example.com