Advanced Operating Systems


Course Objective

Gaining a deep understanding of design and implementation of major OS

Course Content

The course will feature a number of hands-on assignments accompanied by
lectures on advanced operating system kernel design and programming
concepts. In each assignment, students will be expected to start with a
minimal kernel implementation and exercise their kernel hacking skills
on one of the major operating subsystems (i.e., memory management,
process management, drivers, etc.). This will involve programming in
both C and assembly as well as directly interfacing with the hardware.
The course will also link lectures and assignments to modern operating
system features and offer insights into state-of-the-art OS research

Teaching Methods

Lectures and practical assignments.

Method of Assessment

Weekly examination based on practical assignments and the lectures. Each
week, the student can get 10 points: 5 points from the practical
assignment and 5 points from an oral discussion that is based on the
assignment and its lecture for that week. The overall grade is composed
from these points for each week.

There is no resit opportunity for the practical assignments (and oral

Entry Requirements

Operating systems course in the bachelor


Slides and online material

Recommended background knowledge

Knowledge of C and computer organization

General Information

Course Code XM_40014
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. K. Razavi
Examiner C. Giuffrida
Teaching Staff dr. K. Razavi
C. Giuffrida

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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