Computer Science Department
15-410, Operating System Design and Implementation
Welcome to the Spring 2015 edition of 15-410.
- Wait list
This course is usually full, so it is very possible
that you will not be able to take it the first time you want to.
Please note that the wait list
is not a FIFO queue;
students will be accepted from the wait list according to
our best estimate of readiness to successfully complete the
class, moderated to some extent by urgency.
Your numerical position on the registrar's wait list is
Please do not send us mail about your
numerical position on
the registrar's wait list.
- Getting off the wait list
If you are concerned about getting into the class,
probably the best way to improve your chances is via your
academic advisor: if your advisor makes the case to us that
you are solidly prepared and that this course is important
to your educational objectives, that will help.
This is not a skippable step.
If your advisor doesn't understand
the objectives and time commitment of this class
your educational objectives
well enough to affirmatively recommend that you should take
this course this semester,
discuss these topics with your advisor
before contacting us about getting into the class.
This course is usually full, and we generally receive
many more requests to audit than we can accept. If you wish to
audit, please have your advisor contact us before the semester
begins to discuss how auditing might meet your educational goals.
Until the semester actually begins, here is a
This exercise is mandatory for
incoming 410 students who have not passed 15-213
and is not a bad way for all incoming students to
get back up to speed.
graciously supports our educational
mission by providing us with a free
license (more info).
Some of the library software used in this class is used