Operating Systems. Input and Output

This is the third video from a cycle devoted to system programming and operating systems.

In this part, I discuss details of filesystem trees and forests. Typical file operation (open/read/write/close) are described on demo programs as well as more interesting actions (file mapping and locking and arbitrary I/O calls). I systematize approaches to increasing I/O efficiency and demonstrate speed of I/O in different languages. Timers, terminals, and pseudoterminals are described and their usage is shown on sample C programs. Finally, I discuss principles of X Window System architecture.

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