CSE 30341 is the one of the core classes in the Computer Science and Engineering program at the University of Notre Dame. This course introduces many different aspects of modern operating systems. Topics may include process structure and synchronization, interprocess communication, concurrency and parallelism with threads, virtual memory, resource allocation, file systems, security, and distributed systems.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the basic components of a modern operating system.
Understand the symbiotic relationship between computer architecture and operating system design.
Discuss how operating systems provide abstractions for virtualization, concurrency, and persistence.
Construct applications that utilize processes, threads, interprocess communication, and synchronization primitives to solve problems requiring concurrent or parallel computation.
Explain how resources such as CPU time and memory are allocated and managed by the operating system.
Evaluate the trade-offs embedded in different operating system techniques, algorithms, and data structures.
Analyze the performance of applications in a variety of system contexts.
|Unit 01: System Calls and Processes|
|Hardware, Operating Systems||Tue 08/23||Syllabus, Computer Hardware, Boot Sequence Slides Slides Panopto||Reading 01|
|Thu 08/25||OS Taxonomy, History, Themes Slides Panopto|
|System Calls, Processes||Tue 08/30||System Calls Slides Panopto||Reading 02|
|Thu 09/01||Processes Slides Panopto|
|Scheduling||Tue 09/06||Scheduling (FIFO, Round Robin) Slides Panopto||Reading 03|
|Thu 09/08||Scheduling (MLFQ, Lottery) Slides Panopto|
|Sat 09/10||Project||Project 01|
|Unit 02: Concurrency with Threads|
|Concurrency||Tue 09/13||Events Slides Panopto||Reading 04|
|Tue 09/15||Threads Slides|
|Locks, Condition Variables||Tue 09/20||Locks Slides Panopto||Reading 05|
|Thu 09/22||Condition Variables Slides Panopto|
|Semaphores, Structures||Tue 09/27||Semaphores Slides Panopto||Reading 06|
|Thu 09/29||Structures Panopto|
|Concurrency Bugs||Tue 10/04||Patterns Slides Panopto||Reading 07|
|Thu 10/06||Race Conditions, Deadlock Panopto|
|Sat 10/08||Project||Project 02|
|Exam 01: System Calls, Processes, Threads|
|Exam 01||Tue 10/11||Review Slides Panopto|
|Thu 10/13||Exam 01|
|Unit 03: Virtual Memory|
|Virtual Memory||Tue 10/25||Address Space, Translation Slides Panopto||Reading 08|
|Thu 10/27||Free-Space Management Slides Panopto|
|Heap Management, Segmentation||Tue 11/01||Heap Management Panopto||Reading 09|
|Thu 11/03||Segmentation Slides Panopto|
|Paging||Tue 11/08||Paging Slides Panopto||Reading 10|
|Thu 11/10||TLB / Multi-Level Slides Panopto|
|Sat 11/12||Project||Project 03|
|Unit 04: File Systems|
|Swapping, Devices||Tue 11/15||Swapping Slides Panopto||Reading 11|
|Thu 11/17||I/O Devices Slides Panopto|
|RAID||Tue 11/22||RAID Slides Panopto||Reading 12|
|File Systems||Tue 11/29||File Systems Slides Panopto||Reading 13|
|Thu 12/01||LFS, FFS Slides Panopto|
|Consistency, Integrity||Tue 12/06||Consistency, Integrity Slides Panopto|
|Thu 12/08||Review Slides Panopto||Project 04|
|Exam 02: Virtual Memory, File Systems|
|Exam 02||Thu 12/15||Exam 02|
|Readings Weekly individual reading assignments.||10 × 6|
|Projects Periodic group projects.||4 × 30|
|Exams Two timed exams.||2 × 60|
All Readings are to be submitted to your own private GitHub repository. Unless specified otherwise:
Students are expected to attend and contribute regularly in class. This means answering questions in class, participating in discussions, and helping other students.
Foreseeable absences should be discussed with the instructor ahead of time.
Recalling one of the tenets of the Hacker Ethic:
Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not criteria such as degrees, age, race, sex, or position.
Students are expected to be respectful of their fellow classmates and the instructional staff.
Any student who has a documented disability and is registered with Disability Services should speak with the professor as soon as possible regarding accommodations. Students who are not registered should contact the Office of Disabilities.
Any academic misconduct in this course is considered a serious offense, and the strongest possible academic penalties will be pursued for such behavior. Students may discuss high-level ideas with other students, but at the time of implementation (i.e. programming), each person must do his/her own work. Use of the Internet as a reference is allowed but directly copying code or other information is cheating. It is cheating to copy, to allow another person to copy, all or part of an exam or assignment, or to fake program output. It is also a violation of the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor to observe and then fail to report academic dishonesty. You are responsible for the security and integrity of your own work.
In the case of a serious illness or other excused absence, as defined by university policies, coursework submissions will be accepted late by the same number of days as the excused absence.
Otherwise, there is an automatic 25% late penalty for assignments turned in 12 hours pass the specified deadline.
This course will be recorded using Zoom and Panopto. This system allows us to automatically record and distribute lectures to you in a secure environment. You can watch these recordings on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. In the course in Sakai, look for the "Panopto" tool on the left hand side of the course.
Because we will be recording in the classroom, your questions and comments may be recorded. Recordings typically only capture the front of the classroom, but if you have any concerns about your voice or image being recorded please speak to me to discuss your concerns. Except for faculty and staff who require access, no content will be shared with individuals outside of your course without your permission.
These recordings are jointly copyrighted by the University of Notre Dame and your instructor. Posting them to other websites (including YouTube, Facebook, SnapChat, etc.) or elsewhere without express, written permission may result in disciplinary action and possible civil prosecution.
For the assignments in this class, you may discuss with other students and consult printed and online resources. You may quote from books and online sources as long as you cite them properly. However, you may not look at another student's solution, and you may not copy any significant portions of other's solutions. Furthermore, you may not utilize AI powered tools such as Co-Pilot or Tabnine for any of your programming assignments.
The following table summarizes how you may work with other students and use print/online sources:
|Consulting||Allowed||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Copying||Cite||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
See the CSE Guide to the Honor Code for definitions of the above terms.
If an instructor sees behavior that is, in his judgement, academically dishonest, he is required to file either an Honor Code Violation Report or a formal report to the College of Engineering Honesty Committee.
In this class, as elsewhere on campus, students must comply with all University health and safety protocols, including:
We are part of a community of learning in which compassionate care for one another is part of our spiritual and social charter. Consequently, compliance with these protocols is an expectation for everyone enrolled in this course. If a student refuses to comply with the University’s health and safety protocols, the student must leave the classroom and will earn an unexcused absence for the class period and any associated assignments/assessments for the day. Persistent deviation from expected health and safety guidelines may be considered a violation of the University’s "Standards of Conduct,” as articulated in du Lac: A Guide for Student Life, and will be referred accordingly.