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Course Detail

Course Name Operating Systems
Course Code 15CSE213
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Operating Systems: Overview – Types of systems – Computer system operations – Hardware Protection – Operating systems services – System calls – System structure – Virtual machines. Process Management: Process concepts – Process scheduling – Operations on Process – Cooperating process – Interprocess communication – Multithreading models – Threading issues – Thread types – CPU scheduling –scheduling algorithms.

Unit 2

Process Synchronization: Critical section problem – synchronization hardware – Semaphores – Classical problems of synchronization – Critical regions – Monitors – Deadlocks – Deadlock characterization – Methods of handling deadlocks – Deadlock prevention – Avoidance – Detection and recovery.

Unit 3

Storage Management: Memory management – Swapping – Contiguous memory allocation. Paging – Segmentation – Segmentation with Paging – Virtual memory – Demand paging – Process creation – page replacement – Thrashing. File Systems: Directory structure – Directory implementation – Disk scheduling. Case study: Threading concepts in Operating systems, Kernel structures.

Text Books

  • Silberschatz and Galvin, “Operating System Concepts”, Ninth Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2012.


  • Deitel. Deitel and Choffnes, “Operating System”, Third edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.
  • Tannenbaum A. S., “Modern Operating Systems”, Third edition, Prentice Hall, 2007.
  • Stevens W. R. and Rago S. A., “Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment”, Second Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2013.
  • Gary Nutt, “Operating Systems”, Third Edition, Pearson Education, 2009.

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