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15-410 Schedule (Fall 2018)


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
2018-08-27
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)
2018-09-05
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)
2018-09-19
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)
2018-11-02
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)
2017-11-16
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 August 29 (Wednesday) September 5 (Wednesday)
Project 1 September 7 (Friday) September 17 (Monday)
Book Report September 10 (Monday) December 7 (Friday)
Partner registration deadline September 19 (Wednesday)
Project 2 September 19 (Wednesday) October 5 (Friday)
Project 3 October 5 (Friday) November 16 (Friday)
Mid-term Exam (evening) October 11 (Thursday) - 18:30-21:30
Project 3 Checkpoint 1 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) October 15 (Monday)
Fall Break October 19 (Friday)
Mid-term Grades October 22 (Monday)
Project 3 Checkpoint 2 demo (in cluster: Wean 5207) October 24 (Wednesday)
Presidential Inauguration Day (no classes) October 26 (Friday)
Project 3 due November 16 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Break November 21 (Wednesday) November 25 (Sunday)
Project 3 overtime due date November 30 (Friday)
Project 4 November 19 (Monday) December 5 (Wednesday)
Project 3 Interviews December 3 (Monday) December 5 (Wednesday)
Project 4 due December 5 (Wednesday)
Book Report due December 7 (Friday)
Homework 2 due
Last day of class

Exam Conflicts

Mid-term exam

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Final exam

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[Last modified Friday October 05, 2018]