ITS8020 Systems Programming
Lecturer: Jaagup Irve <email@example.com>
For reference: last year materials can be found at Real-Time Operating Systems and Systems Programming. Most of it is still relevant.
The course is basically an advanced C course which delves into the intricacies of hardware, memory management and operating system design. It looks at basic operating system components (scheduling, mutexes) and also at Linux standard library. You will be expected to program difficult tasks and it will be englightening. The course has been enjoyed by numerous smart students over the years.
Grading is based on points earned during the course.
90+ points earns a grade of 5, and 50+ lets you pass. Exam can earn you up to 60 points and is difficult. Programming independently (lab) is worth 40 points max. There are 10 bonus points for attending and working on the labs. It is possible to agree on a different course project during the course.
The first exam will be held in last lecture, the second one in the second week of January.
- First Exam - 21.12.2018 10:00 in room SOC-212, no registration needed
- Second Exam - 09.01.2019 10:00 in room SOC-212, registration in OIS needed
The last day for any show of huffman is 21.12 after the exam.
- Introduction (course overview, grades, operator precedence, real time overview) PDF
- Stack Exploration, Long Jump PDF
- Heap PDF
- Hardware, interrupts, basic IO: Please watch the videos PDF
- Signals, System Calls PDF
- Threads PDF
- Scheduling, Processes PDF
- File IO, file and directory management PDF
- Programming an Operating System PDF
- Optimization PDF
- Networking PDF and Bit-Fields PDF
- Compilation and Utilities PDF
- Security PDF
- Localization PDF
- Real Time Operating Systems PDF
- Summary PDF
- Basic command line and compilation
- Stack Exploration
- Exploring Debugger
- File Attributes
- Writing and Reading Binary Data
- Network Sockets
The homework for the course is a file encoder/decoder using a Huffman algorithm. The deadline for the task is November 9, but if you show your progress weekly, it can be extended without penalty depending on the amount of progress shown. The encoder needs to be shown and defended before the lectures conclude.