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Operating Systems - Deadlocks and Threads

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Free Course

Learn about deadlocks and threads in computer operating systems.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

In operating systems learn about the important concepts of deadlocks and threads and their occurrence in operating systems by studying the course Operating Systems - Deadlocks and Threads. 


The course begins by introducing you to deadlocks. You will learn about the four conditions necessary for a deadlock to arise and how to prevent deadlocks from happening. The course also explains the concept semaphores and their role in deadlocks. You will also learn about the role of mutex in preventing deadlocks and be able to explain the dining philosopher’s problem.

Next, this course will introduce you to threads. You will learn the difference between threads and processes and explain how different operating systems supports the use of threads. You will also learn about paralyzation and how threads are used in paralyzation. In addition, the course will also describe to you how threads are created and destroyed.

This course will be of great interest to computer science students and computer engineers, and anyone who wants to learn more about deadlocks and threads in computer operating systems.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the dining philosopher’s problem;
  • Define the role of mutex;
  • Explain the concept of semaphores;
  • Define what is meant by mutual exclusion;
  • List the conditions for resource deadlock;
  • Explain how deadlocks are detected;
  • Define what is meant by paralysation;
  • Explain how threads are used in paralyzation;
  • Describe how threads are created and destroyed;
  • Distinguish between threads and processes;
  • Explain how different operating systems supports threads in different ways.

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