Assignments

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .zip.

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There is a homework assignment due at the beginning of each lecture. The assignment is usually comprised of a reading assignment and / or a written portion to be turned in at the beginning of class. Other reading assignments can be found in the readings section.

Assignments 4-12 require the files xv6_rev0.zip and xv6.pdf. These files are provided courtesy of Frans Kaashoek, Robert Morris, and Russ Cox and are used with permission.

xv6_rev0.zip (ZIP)
This is a ZIP archive of the xv6 folder, which contains files needed for a running version of xv6.

xv6.pdf (PDF)
This is a formatted version of the xv6 computer code.


ASSIGNMENTS TOPICS
2 Intro to x86 and PC (PDF)
3 OS Organization (PDF)
4 Intro to xv6 (PDF)
5 x86 MMU (PDF)
6 xv6 and Interrupts and Exceptions (PDF)
7 Locking (PDF)
8 Threads and Context Switching (PDF)
9 Sleep and Wakeup (PDF)
10 Files and Disk I/O (PDF)
11 Naming (PDF)
12 Reliable Files and Directories (PDF)
13 The Plan 9 OS (PDF)
14 Microkernels (PDF)
15 Disco (PDF)
17 Receive Livelock (PDF)
18 Multiprocessor Synchronization (PDF)
19 Shells (PDF)
20 OKWS (PDF)
21 XFI (PDF)
22 OS Bugs (PDF)