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2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
    
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COMSC 420 - Principles of Operating Systems


Prerequisites: COMSC 210  and COMSC 340  
Examines problems which arise when limited machine resources must be shared among many contending processes; the software and hardware solutions which have been devised to address these problems; the algorithms and data structures used to implement disk files systems, memory management, multiple concurrent processes, and inter-process communications. Also considers efficiency and security issues, as well as the relationship between machine architecture and system software design.

3 credits
Fall



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