460-2016 – Operating Systems (OSY)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer Science
Subject guarantorIng. Petr Olivka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
460-2016/01 2010/2011 2020/2021 6
460-2016/02 2015/2016 2020/2021 6
460-2016/03 2016/2017 5
460-2016/04 2016/2017 5
460-2016/05 2019/2020 5
460-2016/06 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course goal is to introduce functionality of operating system, describe its parts, explain their usage and show practical implementation.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject represents basic priciples and implementation methods of operating systems. Principles of modern operating systems, their functions and used methods. Even there are lectured universal methods, this subject is focused to Unix family. After this study, students will bi able write program with processes and threads and some base types of interprocess comunication.

Compulsory literature:

Tanenbaum, Andrew S.: Operating Systems: Design and Implemetation (Prentice-Hall, 1987) Tanenbaum, Andrew S. Bos H.: Modern Operating Systems Prentice Hall Press, 2014 Cvičení: Neil Matthew, Richard Stones: Linux - Beginning Linux Programming A. D. Marshall, Programming in C - UNIX System Calls and Subroutines using C, http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave/C/

Recommended literature:

Daniel P. Bovet, Marco Cesani: Understanding the Linux Kernel (O'Reilly, 2003) Stevens Richard W.: Advanced programming in the Unix Environment (Addison--Wesley, 1993) Stevens Richard W.: UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1 (Prentice Hall PTR, 1998) Stevens Richard W.: UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2 (Prentice Hall PTR, 1999)


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
460-8701 CPP Programming in C/C++ Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.