Computer Science 330
Operating Systems

Fall 2020, Siena College

Course Schedule

"OS zyBook" indicates readings/activities from CSIS 330: Operating Systems, by Bic and are shown on their due date. Additional readings will be given occasionally. Links will be added here to an outline for each lecture, the full text of each assignment, PDFs of my supplemental notes for each topic, and to copies of additional readings when available electronically. Note: all assignment and exam dates are subject to change, and are provided only as a general guideline until the actual lab assignment or exam is handed out in class.


Topic and/or Event Readings
August 24 Lecture 0x00: Course Introduction and Overview; Lab 1: GitHub and Unix [HTML] [PDF] Topic Notes: Introduction and Overview
August 28 Lecture 0x01: Introduction to Operating Systems; Lab 2: C [HTML] [PDF] OS zyBook Ch. 1
August 31 Lecture 0x02: C Crash Course; Lab 3: C Essentials [HTML] [PDF]
September 4 Lecture 0x03: Processes, Threads, and Resources; Programming Project 1: A Process Tree [HTML] [PDF] OS zyBook Ch. 2; Topic Notes: Processes and Threads
September 7 Lecture 0x04: Virtual Server Setup, System V Shared Memory; Lab 4: System V Shared Memory [HTML] [PDF]
September 11 Lecture 0x05: Scheduling OS zyBook Ch. 3; Topic Notes: CPU Scheduling
September 14 Lecture 0x06: More CPU Scheduling; Introduction to Concurrency; Programming Project 2: CPU Scheduler Simulation [HTML] [PDF] Topic Notes: Process Synchronization
September 18 Lecture 0x07: Concurrency; OS zyBook Ch. 4
September 21 Lecture 0x08: Semaphores; Lab 5: Concurrency [HTML] [PDF]
September 25 Lecture 0x09: ;
September 28 Lecture 0x0a: Deadlock; OS zyBook Ch. 5
October 2 Midterm Exam (tentative)
October 5 Lecture 0x0b: ;
October 9 Lecture 0x0c: Memory Management; OS zyBook Ch. 6
October 12 Lecture 0x0d: ;
October 16 Lecture 0x0e: Virtual Memory; OS zyBook Ch. 7
October 19 Lecture 0x0f: ;
October 23 Lecture 0x10: File System; OS zyBook Ch. 8
October 26 Lecture 0x11: ;
October 30 Lecture 0x12: Input/Output; OS zyBook Ch. 9
November 2 Lecture 0x13: ;
November 6 Final Exam (tentative)
November 9 Lecture 0x14: ;
November 13 Lecture 0x15: Protection and Security; OS zyBook Ch. 10
November 16 Lecture 0x16: Project Presentations;
November TBA Lecture 0x17: Exam slot: Project Presentations

Acknowledgements: Lecture notes include material from