This exam is present in the following Optional Group


General Objectives
Main objective of the course is to provide the basics of system programming.

Specific Objectives
Students will be able to autonomously develop programs able to interact with the operating system and exploit its services.

Knowledge and Understanding
-) Knowledge of the C programming language and of the tools normally available in the development environment (compiler, preprocessor, debugger, make, etc.).
-) Knowledge of the main functions of an operating system and its fundamental components (Scheduler, Virtual Memory Manager, Filesystem .. )
-) Knowledge of the most important primitives and interfaces in order to create and synchronize processes and threads, exchange messages and signals.
-) Knowledge of the socket framework and its API.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
-) How invoke system primitives and correctly integrate system calls in applications
-) How select the most appropriate frameworks and paradigms, depending on application requirements and runtime characteristics.

Autonomy of Judgement
Students will be able to assess the complexity and the implementation criteria of specific applications

Communication Skills
Students will be able to describe how their applications use the system call API and explain the reasons behind their choices.

Next Study Abilities
Students will be able to further develop their skills examining, with more details, the architecture and the programming interface of the operating system.




Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
28/12/2020 14/01/2021 15/01/2021
28/12/2020 11/02/2021 12/02/2021
08/03/2021 14/04/2021 16/04/2021
27/05/2021 17/06/2021 18/06/2021
24/06/2021 14/07/2021 16/07/2021
23/08/2021 09/09/2021 10/09/2021
27/09/2021 27/10/2021 29/10/2021
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: First year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD: INF/01
  • CFU: 6
  • Attività formative affini ed integrative
  • Ambito disciplinare: Attività formative affini o integrative
  • Exercise (Hours): 24
  • Lecture (Hours): 36
  • CFU: 6
  • SSD: INF/01