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Introduction to Operating Systems Processes - Revised

Operating Systems
Free Course
Learn about the function of processes and how they work in computer operating systems.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Learn all about how processes work in an operating system in this course, Introduction to Operating Systems Processes, where you will learn about creating a process and the relationships between processes.

The course begins by introducing you to processes in a computer system, where it will discuss what a process is and about the user space and kernel space. As well as explaining how a process in stored in RAM and about the metadata the kernel keeps about each process. You will be taught about how the operating system creates a process and about the fork system call for cloning processes. Next, the parent-child relationship between cloned processes will be explained.

You will learn about exiting a process and the different ways to do it, along with how processes are created in the xv6 operating system and what happens when a process is terminated in a xv6 system. Finally, you will learn about an ELF executable what it is and contains. This course will be of great interest to computer science and engineering students who would like to learn more about operating system processes.

Prerequisites: Learner will need to have completed the previous courses in 'Introduction to Operating systems' and 'Introduction to Memory Management'.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:


  • Explain how a process is stored in memory.
  • Describe how to create execute and exit from processes.
  • Describe how a xv6 system executes and new processes.

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