Operating Sytems (TC2008)
Requirements: Must be done during the first term of the semester, teams of two, source code and report required, due date: one class before the quarter exam.
Requierement: Must be completed before the second quarter exam, due date: One class before the quarter exam. You will develop the project in chapter three of the text book (Silberschatz) which you can find in the following link. You will hand in a comprehensive report explaining what you have learned in the exercise, proof of the code you implemented and a print screen or copy of the appropriate coding.
Read the following article from Compuer Magazine (IEEE computer society). We will talk about in August 18th.
Read the following article from Compuer Magazine (IEEE computer society). We will talk about October 13th.
During this laboratory you will test the sample code in the upper section of this page. It is required for you to fully understand the use of fork to spawn new processes. In part two of this laboratory you will be required to search the different versions of the exec() command.
For this laboratory you will compile and test the multiple fork creation program stated above in the source code section. Later you will create the following program: " Develop a C program that will create 3 layers of children and 5 instances of children per layer. Each children will wait for a (true) random time before completing. At each layer the processees will print their ID and parents ID. The topmost father of all the processes will wait for the completion of the children of the lowest layer."
FInally you will start the following tutorial on user administration in linux: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/debian/chapter/book/ch07_01.html
For this laboratory you will complete the previous tutorial on linux user administration. Once complete you will test the sample codes of shared memory and pthreads. For shared memory it is left as a challange to create a program that will in one process create a shared memory segment, and that new or children processes use it to pass messages between each other. One process will print messages the others will change the messages on the memory segment.
Research: During this lab hour you will research on the following topic: "Operating System Scheduling Policies" focusing on the following three operating systems: Solaris, Windows XP, Linux. You will hand in a brief report by 03/06/2008 containing examples of each scheduling policy for each operating system.
For this laboratory you will research memory management in the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris, MAC(Darwin). A brief summary report should be handed in by the end of the day.
For this laboratory you will have two activities. The first is in relation with your final exam. You will design an operating system taking into account what you have learned in class and you will send a report via email with its specifications. Finally you will search through the web and find the "best" linux distribution available. You will send a brief comment via mail detailing why you chose the distribution you consider to be the "best".