PB152 Operating Systems

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Petr Ročkai, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Petr Ročkai, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. Ing. Jan Staudek, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Tue 12:00–13:50 D3, Tue 12:00–13:50 D1
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Understanding of computer system architectures to the extent covered in the subject PB150 or PB151.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The subject gives a high-level overview of operating systems and their architectures. Students will learn about the basic components that make up an operating system and how they fit together. Students should also gain a basic understanding of design considerations and internal working of the individual components. Finally, the subject will cover services that the OS provides to user-level programs and to users directly.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to: - name and describe what makes up an operating system
- explain how the individual components work
- use operating system services both as a user and a programmer
- describe how resource sharing works: memory, cpu, etc.
  • 1. Anatomy of an OS
    2. System Libraries and APIs
    3. The Kernel
    4. File Systems
    5. Basic Resources and Multiplexing
    6. Concurrency and Locking
    7. Device Drivers
    8. Network Stack
    9. Command Interpreters & User Interfaces
    10. Users and Permissions
    11. Virtualisation & Containers
    12. Special-Purpose Operating Systems
    13. Review
    recommended literature
  • SILBERSCHATZ, Abraham, Peter B. GALVIN and Greg GAGNE. Operating system concepts with Java. 6th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. xxiii, 952. ISBN 0471489050. info
  • SILBERSCHATZ, Abraham, Peter B. GALVIN and Greg GAGNE. Operating system concepts : Windows XP update. 6th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. xxi, 951. ISBN 0471250600. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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