6.828 Operating System Engineering
Fundamental design and implementation issues in the engineering of operating systems. Lectures based on the study of a symmetric multiprocessor version of UNIX version 6 and research papers. Topics include virtual memory; file system; threads; context switches; kernels; interrupts; system calls; interprocess communication; coordination, and interaction between software and hardware. Individual laboratory assignments accumulate in the construction of a minimal operating system (for an x86-based personal computer) that implements the basic operating system abstractions and a shell. Knowledge of programming in the C language is a prerequisite.
6.828 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. F. Kaashoek.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-123.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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