Operative Systems VO (Betriebssysteme VO)






The lecture provides an introduction to the basic concepts and services of operating systems. The focus is on the areas of processes and threads, synchronization and mutual exclusion of parallel processes, deadlock, scheduling, storage management, networking and security.

Kontakt: ezio.bartocci@tuwien.ac.at (englisch)"


Lecture Dates

Course Presentation: Montag, 9. October 2017, 13:00 Uhr c.t., Informatikhörsaal.

Lecture Dates (ab 16. October): Montag, 13:00 c.t. - 15:00 Uhr, Informatikhörsaal



Lecture Notes

  • Stallings, W.: Operating Systems (5th/6th edition) . The book is available in the teaching center of the TU. On the basis of proof of student ID, the book can be purchased there at the student price. It can also be borrowed from the TU library.
  • An error list for the book is available at www.WilliamStalling.com!
  • Slides for the lecture
  • The LVA (screen presentation and sound) is recorded via LectureTube. The records can be found on the Matterhorn server of the TU.


Chapter Slides
Introduction to the Course (WS 2017 (pdf))
(WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapters 2 of the book]
Processes and Threads (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapters 3  and 4 of the book]
Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 5 of the book]
Deadlock (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 6 of the book]
Memory management (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 7 and 8 of the book]
Scheduling (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 9 to 10 of the book]
Input/Output (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 11 of the book]
File Management (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 12 of the book]
Security (WS 2017 (pdf)) [see Chapter 14 and 15 of the book]


The exam is written and takes 90 minutes. No documents are allowed.

The application for examination is made by TISS (end of the registration or cancellation is two days before the examination).

Office hours, during the semester Monday, 15: 00-16: 00.

For the old LVA, 182.022, no more examinations are offered.



1 87 - 100
2 75 - 86
62 - 74
50 - 61
0 - 49


Old Exams

You can find old exam information here.