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Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads

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Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free Alison course Operating Systems - Deadlocks and Threads you will be introduced to the important concepts of deadlocks and threads and their occurrence in operating systems.

    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 free 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 3 )
  • Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads
  • Module 1: Understanding Deadlocks
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Dining Philosophers Problem
    • Introduction to Deadlocks
    • Dealing with Deadlocks
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Understanding Threads
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Threads - Part I
    • Threads - Part II
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads Assessment
    • Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Understanding Deadlocks
In this module you will gain extensive knowledge on deadlocks and be able to describe the four conditions necessary for a deadlock to occur. This module will also explain how deadlocks are detected.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 2: Understanding Threads
In this module you will learn about the role of paralyzation in operating systems and how threads are used in paralyzation. This module will also inform you on how to distinguish between threads and processes and describes how threads can be created and destroyed.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 3: Operating Systems – Deadlocks and Threads Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    NPTEL

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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