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ID1200 Operating Systems 6.0 credits

Course memo Autumn 2022-51038

Version 1 – 08/22/2022, 9:29:39 AM

Course offering

Autumn 2022-1 (Start date 29/08/2022, English)

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

EECS/Computer Science

Course memo Autumn 2022

Course presentation

The course covers the implementation of operating systems and system programming. 

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2021

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course provides knowledge of the principles of and how one can implement

  • abstractions of hardware
  • virtualisation of resources and timetabling of assignments; mainly as regards execution, memory and persistent storage.

The structure of an operating system is studied to increase the knowledge of these concepts and also give skills in efficient use of the abstraction level that an operating system offers.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain how multi-threaded processes are structured
  • explain how an operating system can handle several processes at the same time.

For higher grades, the student should also be able to

  • explain how virtualisation of memory is implemented
  • explain how memory management is implemented
  • explain properties for different scheduling algorithms
  • explain properties for different types of process communication
  • explain implementation of more advanced file systems.

Preparations before course start


The course will be based on:

  • Operating System Concepts, Avi Silberschatz et al., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018 (webpage).

  • Linux System Programming, Robert Love, O'Reilly Media, 2013.

  • The Linux Programming Interface, Michael Kerrisk, No Starch Press, 2010 (webpage).

  • Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau et al., Arpaci-Dusseau Books, 2018 (webpage).

Examination and completion

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TENA - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Round Facts

Start date

29 Aug 2022

Course offering

  • Autumn 2022-51038

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

EECS/Computer Science