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15-410 Schedule (Spring 2019)


Reading Assignments

This table is a guide to the expected reading sequence and approximate dates. You can use it to read ahead, which is an excellent idea.

Assignment OS:P+P
2nd edition
OS:P+P
1st edition
OSC:
10th edition
OSC:
9th edition
OSC:
8th edition
OSC:
7th edition
OSC:
6th edition
2019-01-14
First wave
Chapter 1 (Intro) Chapter 1 (Intro) Chapter 1 (Intro)
Chapter 2 (Computer-System Structures)
Chapter 2 (The Kernel Abstraction) Chapter 2 (OS Structures) Chapter 3 (OS Structures)
Section 3.0 [Chapter Intro]
Section 3.5 (OS Structure)
Section 11.3
(Software Layers)
Chapter 12.1 (I/O Overview) Chapter 13.1 (I/O Overview)
Chapter 12.2 (I/O Hardware) Chapter 13.2 (I/O Hardware)
Chapter 12.3 (I/O Interface) Chapter 13.3 (I/O Interface)
2019-01-23
Second wave
Sections 3.1 (Process Management),
3.2 (I/O), 3.3 (Shell)
Chapter 3 (Process)
Skip: 3.4-3.8 (IPC)
Chapter 3 (Process)
Skip: 3.4-3.5 (IPC), 3.6 (Client-Server)
Chapter 3 (Process)
Skip: 3.4 (IPC), 3.5 (Client-Server)
Chapter 4 (Process)
Skip: 4.5 (IPC), 4.6 (Client-Server)
Chapter 4
(Concurrency & Threads)
Chapter 4 (Threads) Chapter 5 (Threads)
Chapter 5 (Synchronization),
Section 3.4 (Producer/Consumer)
Chapter 6 (Synchronization Tools)
Chapter 7 (Synchronization Examples)
Chapter 5 (Synchronization) Chapter 6 (Synchronization)
Skip: 6.9 (Transactions)
Chapter 7 (Synchronization)
Skip: 7.9 (Transactions)
2019-01-30
Third wave
Sections 6.4, 6.5 (Deadlock) Chapter 6 (Advanced Synchronization) Section 6.8.1 (Deadlock intro, assigned in Wave 2) Section 5.6.3, 5.7.3 (Deadlock intro, assigned in Wave 2) Chapter 6.5.3, 6.6.3 (Deadlock intro, assigned in Wave 2) Chapter 7.4.3, 7.5.3 (Deadlock intro, assigned in Wave 2)
Chapter 8 (Deadlock) Chapter 7 (Deadlock) Chapter 8 (Deadlock)
Chapter 8 (Address Translation) Chapter 9 (Main Memory) Chapter 8 (Main Memory) Chapter 9 (Memory Management)
Chapter 9 (Caching & VM); Sections 10.1, 10.2 Chapter 10 (Virtual Memory) Chapter 9 (Virtual Memory) Chapter 10 (Virtual Memory)
Chapter 7 (Scheduling) Chapter 5 (Scheduling) Chapter 6 (Scheduling) Chapter 5 (Scheduling) Chapter 6 (Scheduling)
2019-03-01
Fourth wave
Chapter 12 (Storage Devices) Chapter 11 (Mass-Storage Structure) Chapter 10 (Mass-Storage Structure) Chapter 12 (Mass-Storage Structure) Chapter 14 (Mass-Storage Structure)
Chapter 11 (File System Intro) Chapter 13 (File-System Interface) Chapter 11 (File-System Interface) Chapter 10 (File-System Interface) Chapter 11 (File-System Interface)
Chapter 13 (Files & Directories) Chapter 14 (File-System Implementation) Chapter 12 (File-System Implementation) Chapter 11 (File-System Implementation) Chapter 12 (File-System Implementation)
2019-03-20
Fifth wave
(see lecture) Section 3.4-3.8 (IPC, Client-Server) Section 3.4-3.5 (IPC), 3.6 (Client-Server) Section 3.4 (IPC), 3.5 (Client-Server) Section 4.5 (IPC), 4.6 (Client-Server)
(see lecture) Chapter 17 (Protection) Chapter 14 (Protection) Chapter 18 (Protection)
(see lecture) Chapter 16 (Security) Chapter 15 (Security) Chapter 19 (Security)
Web page: Designing an Authentication System (optional, but fun)
(see lecture) Section 19.6-19.9 (Distributed File Systems) Section 17.9 (Distributed File Systems) Chapter 17 (Distributed File Systems) Chapter 16 (Distributed File Systems)
Chapter 14 (Reliable Storage) Section 14.7 (Recovery) Sections 12.7.2, 18.7.3 (see lecture)

Important Dates

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Item Out Due
Project 0 January 16 (Wednesday) January 23 (Wednesday)
Project 1 January 25 (Friday) February 4 (Monday)
Book Report January 28 (Monday) May 3 (Friday)
Partner registration deadline February 1 (Friday)
Project 2 February 6 (Wednesday) February 18 (Monday)
Semester course-drop deadline February 25 (Monday)
Project 3 February 18 (Monday) April 8 (Monday)
Mid-term Exam (evening) February 26 (Tuesday) - 18:30-21:30, Doherty 2210
Project 3 Checkpoint 1 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) March 1 (Friday)
Project 3 Checkpoint 2 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) March 6 (Wednesday)
Spring Break March 8 (Friday) March 15 (Friday)
Mid-semester Grades March 11 (Monday)
Project 3 due April 8 (Monday)
Spring Carnival April 11 (Thursday) April 14 (Sunday)
Project 3 overtime due date April 19 (Friday)
Project 4 April 15 (Monday) May 1 (Wednesday)
Project 3 Interviews April 29 (Monday) May 1 (Wednesday)
Project 4 due May 1 (Wednesday)
Book Report due May 3 (Friday)
Homework 2 due
Last day of class

Changes

  • Checkpoint 1 can't be on Friday, February 28, because this year the Friday is actually March 1.
  • Mid-term exam coordinates.
  • The pass/fail deadline was listed as April 16, but that is the mini-4 P/F deadline.

Final exam

You are responsible for checking the official CMU final exam schedule and immediately notifying instructors of all affected courses about any conflicts.


[Last modified Monday April 08, 2019]