CSC 246

Concepts and Facilities of Operating Systems for Computer Scientists


Taught S05, S06, S07, and S09.

This course prepares students to understand fundamental issues in operating systems. Students will be introduced to multi-threading, synchronization, scheduling, virtual memory, security and communication/networking. The material will be covered in terms of operating systems services exported by the operating systems interface. Current trends will be discussed to give a better understanding of future developments likely to be included in operating systems.

In Spring 2009 I taught this course using Minix. Students wrote assignments that required modifying or developing kernel code.