Operating Systems Internals (COMP3520)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will provide a comprehensive dicsussion of relevant OS issues and principles and describe how those principles are put into practice in real operating systems. The contents include internal structure of OS; several ways each major aspect (process scheduling, inter-process communication, memory management, device management, file systems) can be implemented; the performance impact of design choices; case studies of common OS (Linux, MS Windows NT, etc.).

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (40%) Final Exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

COMP2129

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.