A comprehensive study of the system calls of operating systems such as UNIX and of the system programming using them. Students will learn the concepts of processes, file abstraction, socket communication, and programming techniques based on them.
The goal of this course is to design and implement system programs using the concepts of UNIX system calls, processes and communication between them, file abstraction, and socket communication.
System call, Process, Socket communication, Signals, Programming Tools, C
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Classroom learning is followed by exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||UNIX environments||UNIX environments|
|Class 3||Exercise: UNIX environment||Exercise: UNIX environment|
|Class 4||Input/output and file abstraction||Input/output and file abstraction|
|Class 5||Exercise: Input/output and file abstraction||Exercise: Input/output and file abstraction|
|Class 6||Process and fork||Process and fork|
|Class 8||Exercise: Process and fork fundamental||Exercise: Process and fork fundamental|
|Class 9||Exercise: Process and fork advanced||Exercise: Process and fork advanced|
|Class 10||Signals and socket communication||Signals and socket communication|
|Class 11||Exercise: Signals and socket communication||Exercise: Signals and socket communication|
|Class 12||Memory management||Memory management|
|Class 13||Exercise: Memory management||Exercise: Memory management|
|Class 14||System programming tools||System programming tools|
|Class 15||Exercise: System programming tools||Exercise: System programming tools|
W.R. Stevens, S.A. Rago: Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2013.
Course materials will be provided via a website.
Programming Exercises: 60%
Students must understand basic concepts of programming using C language and have familiarity with basic Unix terminal commands.
Students are desired to have successfully completed Procedural Programming Fundamentals (CSC.T243) and Advanced Procedural Programming (CSC.T253) or have equivalent knowledge.