CPS 536 Operating Systems I

This is a graduate level course that covers a broad range of concepts in operating systems. This is a fast paced course involving both the study and implementation of features found in modern operating systems.


Dr. Russell J Clark ( rjc@cps.udayton.edu)



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Spring 1997

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CPS 350 Data Structures and Algorithms or equivalent. While it is not required that you have had an undergraduate operating systems class, this course will spend less time on the fundamentals covered in an undergraduate class and focus more on implementation and coverage of diverse systems. A large amount of programming using C and C++ on a UNIX system will be required for homework projects.


Silberschatz and Galvin, Operating System Concepts 4th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Course Objectives

My primary objectives for the students in this class are:


Grades will be computed on a 90-80-70-60 scale. The weights assigned to various items are:

Topics Covered

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