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Computer Science 318

Operating Systems
Fall 2015

Princeton University
Computer Science
Jaswinder P. Singh
Department

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Course Summary
An introduction to operating systems. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of how to design and implement an
operating system. Topics include operating system structure, processes, threads, synchronizations, concurrent
programming, interprocess communications, virtual memory, I/O device management, and le systems.

Administrative Information
Lectures: Mon & Wed 11:00-12:30, Computer Science Building 105

Precept: Mon 19:30-20:20, Computer Science Building 105

Professors:

Jaswinder P. Singh, Computer Science Building 423, Phone: 8-5329, Email: jps at cs

Ofce Hours: Mon 1:30 - 3 pm

Undergraduate Coordinator:

Colleen Kenny-McGuinley, Computer Science Building 210, Phone: 8-1746, Email: ckenny@cs.princeton.edu

Teaching Assistants:

Name Email Room Ofce hours


Ronaldo
ronaldof@cs.princeton.edu CS bldg 315 Thu 9:30-11:30 am (Friend 010)
Ferreira
CS bldg
Marc Leef mleef@cs.princeton.edu Wed 3:00-5:00 pm (Friend 010)
001B
Tue 7:00-9:00 pm and Thu 3:00-5:00 pm (Friend
Cody Wilson codyw@princeton.edu LAB TA
010)

Prerequisites
COS 217 and 226 or instructor's permission.

Textbook
Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Herbert Bos, Modern Operating Systems, 4th edition, Prentice Hall., 2014

Course Reserves and Online Materials


Van Gilluwe, Frank. The undocumented PC : a programmer's guide to I/O, CPUs, and xed memory areas. On
reserve in Engineering Library.

Shanley, Tom. Protected mode software architecture / MindShare, Inc. On reserve in Engineering Library.

IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System Programming Guide

Announcements
The main venue for course announcements and questions will be Piazza: [Enroll in Piazza forum here]

As a backup, some course announcements may be distributed through the course's listserv:
cos318@princeton.edu [subscribe here].

All students need to enable their UNIX accounts. The instructions can be found here.

COS 318: Operating Systems


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