CS 111

CS 111: Operating Systems Principles

Course Description

This class introduces the basic facilities provided by modern operating systems. The course divides into three major sections. The first part of the course discusses concurrency: how to manage multiple tasks that execute at the same time and share resources. Topics in this section include processes and threads, context switching, synchronization, scheduling, and deadlock. The second part of the course addresses the problem of memory management; it will cover topics such as linking, dynamic memory allocation, dynamic address translation, virtual memory, and demand paging. The third major part of the course concerns file systems, including topics such as storage devices, disk management and scheduling, directories, protection, and crash recovery. After these three major topics, the class will conclude with a few smaller topics such as virtual machines.

Course Staff

Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
Course Assistant
Isaac Scheinfeld
Isaac Scheinfeld
Course Assistant

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General Information

MWF 11:30-12:20 on Canvas Zoom
F 2:00-2:50 on Canvas Zoom
Office Hours
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Midterm Exam 1
Weds. May 5, 7:00-8:30 PM PDT on Zoom
Midterm Exam 2
Fri., May 28, 7:00-8:30 PM PDT on Zoom

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