Sunday, July 8, 2012


CSE Computer Science And Engineering V-fifth Semester Syllabus 2008 Regulation Anna University

To study the internal structures and methodologies used in System Software

§   To study the design and implementation issues in implementing assemblers.
§   To study the role of linkers and loaders and the interaction with hardware.
§   To study how macroprocessors work, and a brief introduction to compilers.
§   To study various issues in the design of Virtual Machines
§   To study the techniques used in other system software contexts such as emulators, process virtual machines, profiling, migration and grids.

UNIT I           ASSEMBLERS                                                                                            9
Review of Computer Architecture Machine Instructions and Programs Assemblers Basic Assembler Functions Assembler Features Assembler Design Options

UNIT II          LOADERS AND LINKERS                                                                        10
Loaders and Linkers Basic Loader Functions Machine-Dependent Loader Features Machine-Independent Loader Features Loader Design Options Architectural Issues
Object Files Storage Allocation Symbol Management Libraries Relocation Loading and Overlays Shared Libraries – Dynamic Linking and Loading Advanced Techniques

UNIT III         MACROPROCESSORS AND COMPILERS                                               8
Macroprocessors Basic Macro Processor Functions – Machine-Independent Macro Processor Features  Macro Processor Design Options Basic Compiler Functions Grammars Lexical Analysis Syntactic Analysis Code Generation

UNIT IV        VIRTUAL MACHINES                                                                                 9
Introduction to Virtual Machines (VM) Pascal P-Code VM Object-Oriented VMs – Java VM Architecture Common Language Infrastructure Dynamic Class Loading Security Garbage Collection Optimization

UNIT V         PROCESS VIRTUAL MACHINES                                                               9
Emulation Interpretation and Binary Translation Instruction Set Issues – Process Virtua Machine –   Profilin –   Migratio –   Grid –   Example o rea world implementations of system software



1.    Leland L. Beck, System Software, 3rd ed., Pearson Education, 1997.
2.    John R. Levine,  Linkers & Loaders, Morgan Kauffman, 2003.
3.    James E Smith and Ravi Nair,  Virtual Machines, Elsevier, 2005.

1.    Alfred V Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffrey D Ullman, “Compilers, Pearson Education, 1986.
2.    Robert  W.  Sebesta,  “Concepts  of  Programming  Languages,  7th   ed.,  Pearson
Education, 2006.
3.    Terrance W Pratt, Marvin V Zelkowitz, T V Gopal, Programming Languages, 4th
ed., Pearson Education, 2006.
4.    Carl Hamacher, Zvonko Vranesic, Safwat Zaky, “Computer Organization, 5th  ed., McGraw Hill, 2002.
5.    Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne, Operating System Concepts, 6th ed., Wiley, 2003.

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