Resources for CSC 2/456


The main computers for the course will be the machines of the Undergraduate CS Labs. Machines in the Inner Lab (CSB 727, south door) are available to all students in the course. Machines in the West Lab (CSB 633) are available only to CS majors. One of the lab machines ( is dedicated to use as a remote login server for access across the campus network. Students with accounts in the CS research labs may elect to work there instead.

Students in both CSC 256 and CSC 456 should subscribe to the electronic newsgroup ur.cs456, through which class announcements will be made.

Lecture Notes

The professor's lecture notes are available on-line. Notes from last year are also available.


The text for this course, Operating System Concepts (5e), by Silberschatz and Galvin, is available from the bookstore. One or two additional copies will eventually be on reserve at Carlson. Be advised that previous editions of the book are substantially different.

Resources on the Web

A growing number of OS resources are available on the Internet. If you run across something interesting, let me know, and I'll add it to this list.

Textbook home page
Supplemental resource list from NC State (highly recommended)
Companies and Organizations

Supplemental texts

Most of these texts are available from Carlson Library. Most of them will be on reserve. If you find one that isn't on reserve, please don't hog it forever. Also, please note that this list is far from exhaustive.

For references on any specific system, consult the bibliography in the textbook, or see the professor.

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Last Change: 11 January 2000 / Michael Scott's email address