CS6401 OS Syllabus, Operating Systems Syllabus – IT 4th SEM Anna University

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Anna University Regulation 2013 Information Technology (IT) 4th SEM CS6401 OS – Operating Systems Syllabus
CS6401                                                       OPERATING SYSTEMS                                                    L T P C 3 0 0 3
OBJECTIVES:
The student should be made to:
 Study the basic concepts and functions of operating systems.
 Understand the structure and functions of OS.
 Learn about Processes, Threads and Scheduling algorithms.
 Understand the principles of concurrency and Deadlocks.
 Learn various memory management schemes.
 Study I/O management and File systems.
 Learn the basics of Linux system and perform administrative tasks on Linux Servers.
UNIT I OPERATING SYSTEMS OVERVIEW 9 ‘
Computer System Overview-Basic Elements, Instruction Execution, Interrupts, Memory Hierarchy, Cache Memory, Direct Memory Access, Multiprocessor and Multicore Organization. Operating system overview-objectives and functions, Evolution of Operating System.- Computer System Organization-Operating System Structure and Operations- System Calls, System Programs, OS Generation and System Boot.
UNIT II PROCESS MANAGEMENT 9
Processes-Process Concept, Process Scheduling, Operations on Processes, Interprocess Communication; Threads- Overview, Multicore Programming, Multithreading Models; Windows 7 – Thread and SMP Management. Process Synchronization – Critical Section Problem, Mutex Locks, Semophores, Monitors; CPU Scheduling and Deadlocks.
UNIT III STORAGE MANAGEMENT 9
Main Memory-Contiguous Memory Allocation, Segmentation, Paging, 32 and 64 bit architecture Examples; Virtual Memory- Demand Paging, Page Replacement, Allocation, Thrashing; Allocating Kernel Memory, OS Examples.
UNIT IV I/O SYSTEMS 9
Mass Storage Structure- Overview, Disk Scheduling and Management; File System Storage-File Concepts, Directory and Disk Structure, Sharing and Protection; File System Implementation- File System Structure, Directory Structure, Allocation Methods, Free Space Management; I/O Systems.
UNIT V CASE STUDY 9
Linux System- Basic Concepts; System Administration-Requirements for Linux System Administrator, Setting up a LINUX Multifunction Server, Domain Name System, Setting Up Local Network Services; Virtualization- Basic Concepts, Setting Up Xen,VMware on Linux Host and Adding Guest OS.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
OUTCOMES:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
 Design various Scheduling algorithms.
 Apply the principles of concurrency.
 Design deadlock, prevention and avoidance algorithms.
 Compare and contrast various memory management schemes.
 Design and Implement a prototype file systems.
 Perform administrative tasks on Linux Servers.

TEXT BOOK:
1. Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin and Greg Gagne, “Operating System Concepts”, 9th Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2012.
REFERENCES:
1. William Stallings, “Operating Systems – Internals and Design Principles”, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.
2. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, “Modern Operating Systems”, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2001.
3. Charles Crowley, “Operating Systems: A Design-Oriented Approach”, Tata McGraw Hill Education”, 1996.
4. D M Dhamdhere, “Operating Systems: A Concept-Based Approach”, Second Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2007.
5. http://nptel.ac.in/.

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