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Duration: 5 days
This course answers the question, “How does the system work?”. It uses a combination of source code and various tools available on SmartOS to examine the topics that are covered. Tools used will include: DTrace, kmdb, mdb, and the /proc tools. Topics include: threads and processes, memory management, file systems, and I/O.
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use DTrace, mdb, and kmdb to examine how the system works.
- Describe implementation of threads and processes on SmartOS.
- Describe what happens during thread switching.
- Describe what happens during interrupt handling.
- Explain how memory management is implemented on X64.
- Use the SmartOS thread scheduling classes.
- Explain how signals are handled in SmartOS.
- Describe file system implementation, both in-memory and on-disk.
Basic knowledge of Operating System concepts will help, as well as a basic understanding of programming languages.
Unix fundamentals course or equivalent knowledge
- SmartOS Architecture
- Source Code Layout
- Overview of Kernel Components
- Threads and Processes
- Programming Model
- Data Structures
- Process Address Space
- System Calls, Traps, and Interrupts
- Memory Management
- Data Structures
- The HAT Layer
- Page Table Management
- Page Fault Handling
- Memory Mapping
- Segment Drivers
- User Process Address Space
- Kernel Address Space
- Swap space management
- Page Stealing
- Shared Memory
- Regular File I/O
- Schedulers in SmartOS
- Interrupt Handling
- Processor Affinity
- Priority Inversion Handling
- Signal Handling
- File Systems
- zfs Overview
- Device Driver Introduction
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