UCLA Computer Science 111, Spring 2009.
Operating Systems Principles

Instructor: Paul Eggert, Boelter 4532J. Office hours are Mondays 13:00–14:00 and Tuesdays 15:00–16:00.

Assistant: Ian Ku <ianku@cs.ucla.edu>. Office hours are Mondays 14:00–16:00 in Boelter 4428.

Assistant: Jong Han (Jonathan) Park <jpark@cs.ucla.edu>. Office hours are Fridays 12:00–14:00 in Boelter 4428.

Lecture, 4 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; outside study, 6 hours.

Prerequisites: Computer Science 32, 33.

Introduction to operating systems design and evaluation. Computer software systems performance, robustness, and functionality. Kernel structure, bootstrapping, input/output (I/O) devices and interrupts. Processes and threads; address spaces, memory management, and virtual memory. Scheduling, synchronization. File systems: layout, performance, robustness. Distributed systems: networking, remote procedure call (RPC), asynchronous RPC, distributed file systems, transactions. Protection and security. Exercises involving applications using, and internals of, real-world operating systems. Letter grading.

Related Computer Science Curriculum 2008 (CS2008) bodies of knowledge:

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