48450 Real-time Operating Systems6cp; Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline/Canvas.
Requisite(s): 48434 Embedded Software OR 48033 Internet of Things OR 31251 Data Structures and Algorithms
Fields of practice: Computer Systems Engineering program
This subject addresses the purposes, design alternatives and uses of computer operating systems for programming in embedded systems, PC, and servers. After several weeks studying the areas of responsibility that an operating system possesses in the context of a conventional computing environment (PC and server), a treatment of operating systems in support of meeting real-time computing requirements, such as managing operating for programming on PC and server, is completed.
Topics include: process management, scheduling and inter-process communication, memory management and I/O device management. Comparisons of designs including monolithic and microkernel approaches. Embedded systems are explored as case studies for investigating operating systems modifications. The Linux kernel is studied as an example of a UNIX environment and programming exercises are completed in POSIX compliant C. Real-time systems are studied including real-time kernels and real-time CPU scheduling.
Autumn session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125