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In studying this course Operating Systems - Deadlocks and Threads, you will learn about the important concepts of deadlocks and threads and their occurrence in operating systems. The course starts off by introducing you to deadlocks, the four conditions necessary for a deadlock to arise and how to prevent deadlocks from happening. Then the concept semaphores and their role in deadlocks will be explained. You will also learn about the role of mutex in preventing deadlocks and be able to explain the dining philosopher's problem.
Following the dining philosopher’s problem, you will learn about threads, the difference between threads and processes and 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.
Prerequisite: The learner will need to have completed the previous courses; Introduction to Operating Systems, Introduction to Memory Management, Introduction to Operating Systems Processes, Introduction to Operating Systems Interrupts and operating systems scheduling, Introduction to Operating Systems - Introduction to Synchronization.Start Course Now
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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