CSE 121 - Operating Systems: Architecture and Implementation

CSE COURSE NO LONGER OFFERED

Units: 

 4

(Formally CSE 171B) Case-study of architecture and implementation of a selected modern operating system. In-depth analysis through a detailed study of source code. Topics include process creation, context-switching, memory allocation, synchronization mechanisms, interprocess communication, I/O buffering, device drivers, and file systems.

Course Objectives: 

This course provides students with a strong understanding of the architecture and implementation of an existing operating system, building on the conceptual level of understanding provided by CSE 120. With this knowledge, students will be able to understand other operating systems, and be ready to learn how operating systems are effectively modified and how new operating systems are built. These latter topics are covered in CSE 122, the operating systems laboratory for which this course serves as a prerequisite.

Laboratory Work: 

Programming assignments on workstations in the CSE Operating Systems Laboratory.

Prerequisites: 

CSE 120. Please see Prerequisites Page. 

Offered: 

CSE COURSE NO LONGER OFFERED