The course covers the implementation of operating systems and system programming.
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Content and learning outcomes
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.
Literature and preparations
Completed courses corresponding to
- DD1337 Programming
- DD1338 Algorithms and Data Structures
- IS1500 Computer Organization and Components..
Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in Ladok is considered equivalent to completion of the course.
Registering for a course is counted as active participation.
The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.
The course will be based on:
- Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, "Operating System: Three Easy Pieces", Arpaci-Dusseau Books.
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum, “Modern Operating Systems", Prentice-Hall
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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