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15-410 Schedule


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:
9th edition
OSC:
8th edition
OSC:
7th edition
OSC:
6th edition
2014-01-13
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 13.1 (I/O Overview)
Chapter 13.2 (I/O Hardware)
Chapter 13.3 (I/O Interface)
2014-01-22
Second wave
Sections 3.1 (Process Management),
3.2 (I/O), 3.3 (Shell)
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 5 (Synchronization) Chapter 6 (Synchronization)
Skip: 6.9 (Transactions)
Chapter 7 (Synchronization)
Skip: 7.9 (Transactions)
2014-01-29
Third wave
Sections 6.4, 6.5 (Deadlock) Chapter 6 (Advanced Synchronization) 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 7 (Deadlock) Chapter 8 (Deadlock)
Chapter 8 (Address Translation) Chapter 8 (Main Memory) Chapter 9 (Memory Management)
Chapter 9 (Caching & VM); Section 10.1 Chapter 9 (Caching & VM); Sections 10.1, 10.2 Chapter 9 (Virtual Memory) Chapter 10 (Virtual Memory)
Chapter 7 (Scheduling) Chapter 6 (Scheduling) Chapter 5 (Scheduling) Chapter 6 (Scheduling)
2014-02-28
Fourth wave
Chapter 12 (Storage Devices) Chapter 10 (Mass-Storage Structure) Chapter 12 (Mass-Storage Structure) Chapter 14 (Mass-Storage Structure)
Chapter 11 (File System Intro) Chapter 11 (File-System Interface) Chapter 10 (File-System Interface) Chapter 11 (File-System Interface)
Chapter 13 (Files & Directories) Chapter 12 (File-System Implementation) Chapter 11 (File-System Implementation) Chapter 12 (File-System Implementation)
2014-03-19
Fifth wave
(see lecture) 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 14 (Protection) Chapter 18 (Protection)
(see lecture) Chapter 15 (Security) Chapter 19 (Security)
Web page: Designing an Authentication System (optional, but fun)
(see lecture) Section 17.9 (Distributed File Systems) Chapter 17 (Distributed File Systems) Chapter 16 (Distributed File Systems)
Chapter 14 (Reliable Storage) Sections 12.7.2, 18.7.3 (see lecture)

Important Dates

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Item Out Due
Project 0 August 27 (Wednesday) September 3 (Wednesday)
Project 1 September 5 (Friday) September 15 (Monday)
Book Report September 10 (Monday) December 5 (Friday)
Partner registration deadline September 19 (Friday)
Project 2 September 17 (Wednesday) October 3 (Friday)
Project 3 October 3 (Friday) November 14 (Friday)
Mid-term Exam (evening) October 8 (Wednesday) - evening
Project 3 Checkpoint 1 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) October 13 (Monday)
Fall Break October 17 (Friday)
Mid-term Grades October 20 (Monday)
Project 3 Checkpoint 2 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) October 22 (Wednesday)
Project 3 due November 14 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Break November 26 (Wednesday) November 30 (Sunday)
Project 3 overtime due date November 28 (Friday)
Project 4 November 17 (Monday) December 3 (Wednesday)
Project 3 Interviews December 1 (Monday) December 3 (Wednesday)
Project 4 due December 3 (Wednesday)
Book Report due December 5 (Friday)
Homework 2 due
Last day of class

Exam Conflicts

Mid-term exam

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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 Wednesday October 01, 2014]