CP5153 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS SYLLABUS - ANNA UNIVERSITY PG REGULATION 2017 - Anna University Internal marks 2018

CP5153 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS SYLLABUS - ANNA UNIVERSITY PG REGULATION 2017

OBJECTIVES :
  • To be able to read and understand sample open source programs and header files.
  • To learn how the processes are implemented in linux.
  • To understand the implementation of the Linux file system.
  • To study Linux memory management data structures and algorithms.
  • To acquire the knowledge in the implementation of interprocess  communication.
  • To understand how program execution happens in Linux.
CP5153 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS SYLLABUS
CP5153 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS SYLLABUS

UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Basic Operating System Concepts - Overview of Unix File System - Files - Links - Types - Inodes -Access Rights - System Calls - Overview of Unix Kernels -Model - Implementation - Reentrant Kernels - Address Space -  Synchronization - Interprocess Communication - Process Management - Memory Management - Device Drivers.

UNIT II PROCESSES
Processes, Lightweight Processes, and Threads - Process Descriptor - State - Identifying a Process - Relationships among processes - Organization - Resource Limits - Creating Processes - System Calls - Kernel Threads - Destroying Processes -Termination - Removal.

UNIT III FILE SYSTEM
The Virtual File System (VFS) - Role - File Model -System Calls - Data Structures - Super Block, Inode, File, dentry Objects - dentry Cache - Files Associated with a Process - Filesystem Types - Special Filesystems - Filesytem Type Registration - Filesytem Handling - Namespaces - Mounting - Unmounting - Implementation of VFS System Calls.

UNIT IV MEMORY MANAGEMENT
Page frame management -page descriptors - non-uniform memory access - memory zones - reserved page frames - zoned page frame allocator - kernel mappings - buddy system algorithm - page frame cache - zone allocator.

UNIT V PROCESS COMMUNICATION AND PROGRAM EXECUTION
Process Communication - Pipes -Usage - Data Structures - Creating and Destroying a Pipe - Reading From and Writing into a Pipe. Program Execution - Executable Files - Process Credentials - Command-Line  Arguments and Shell Environment - Libraries - Program Segments and Process Memory Regions - Execution tracing - Executable Formats -  Execution Domains - The exec Functions

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:

  • At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
  • To explain the functionality of a large software system by reading its source.
  • To revise any algorithm present in a system.
  • To design a new algorithm to replace an existing one.
  • To apypropriately modify and use the data structures of the linux kernel for a different software system.
REFERENCES:
  • Daniel P. Bovet and Marco Cesati, "Understanding the Linux Kernel", 3rd Edition, O'Reilly Publications, 2005.
  • Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman and Julie Sussman, ―Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs‖, Second Edition, Universities Press, 2013.
  • Maurice J. Bach, ―The Design of the Unix Operating System‖ 1 st Edition Pearson Education, 2003.
  • Michael Beck, Harald Bohme, Mirko Dziadzka, Ulrich Kunitz, Robert Magnus, Dirk Verworner, ―Linux Kernel Internals‖, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1998.
  • Robert Love, ―Linux Kernel Development‖, 3 rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2010.
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