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Computer Science 4334
Fall 2000

Operating Systems

Instructor: Xiannong Meng Office: ENGR 3.272 Phone: 316-7062 Email:

Office Hours:
MWF 10:45 am-12:00 pm, R 1:30-2:30 pm

MWF 9:45 am - 10:35 am

``Operating System - A Modern Perspective'' Second Edition by Gary Nutt, Addison Wesley, 2000

Course Prerequisites:
CS3333 and CS3334

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to teach the design of operating systems. We will cover major topics such as process management, memory management, file systems, and distributed operating systems.

Each student should keep a portfolio for the course which includes your class notes, class handouts, your homework and programming assignments and exams. The instructor will collect and review the portfolio at the end of the semester. After the review, the portfolio will be returned to the students. The instructor may selectively keep some portfolio for filing purpose. If you do not want the instructor to keep a copy of your portfolio, you should indicate so in your portfolio before submitting it to the instructor.

Grades will be computed as follows: Final exam: 24%, three midterms: 12% each, homework and the programming projects: 36%, course portfolio 4%.

There will be a number of programming projects relating to Linux kernel. All projects will use the C programming language. If you have C++ before, you will have no difficult to understand the source code given. You will not be able to programming in objects though.

Electronic submission:
All projects will be submitted electronic only. Instructions are given separately.

Students Who Need Special Accommodation:
If you have a documented disability which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined above/or if you need special accommodations/assistance due to the disability, please contact the Office of Services for Persons with Disabilities (OSPD), Emilia Ramirez, Schunior Hall Rm. 100 immediately. Appropriate arrangements/accommodations can be arranged.

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