6.828 Operating System Engineering, Fall 2003
Author(s)Kaashoek, Frans, 1965-
Operating System Engineering
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Teaches the fundamentals of engineering operating systems. The following topics are studied in detail: virtual memory, kernel and user mode, system calls, threads, context switches, interrupts, interprocess communication, coordination of concurrent activities, and the interface between software and hardware. Most importantly, the interactions between these concepts are examined. The course is divided into two blocks; the first block introduces one operating system, UNIX® v6, in detail. The second block of lectures covers important operating systems concepts invented after UNIX® v6, which was introduced in 1976.
operating system, OS, UNIX, virtual memory, threads, context switches, kernels, interrupts, system calls, interprocess communication, C, x86 assembly, programming, computer engineering, kernal mode, user mode, concurrent activities, interfaces, software/hardware interface, boot loaders, memory management, processes switching, fork, IPC, file systems, shells, Exec, Operating systems (Computers)