Note this schedule is subject to change. Please check this page frequently.

Important the required readings must be completed before the class. Please submit your reviews by 12pm on the day of class.

Week Date Topic Readings Assignments
W1 Tue 01/28 Course Intro
  1. Rise of Worse Is Better, Richard Gabriel, Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big, 1989
  2. Example of Worse-Is-Better in Linux vs Unix, Theodore Ts'o, TUHS mailing list, 2017
Thu 01/30 Historical Perspective
  1. The Structure of the 'THE'-Multiprogramming System, Edsger Dijkstra, CACM 1968
  2. The Nucleus of a Multiprogramming System, Per Brinch Hansen, CACM 1970
W2 Tue 02/04 Time-Sharing
  1. The UNIX Time-Sharing System, Ritchie and Thompson, CACM 1974
  2. The Evolution of the Unix Time-sharing System, Dennis M. Ritchie, Bell Labs Technical Journal 1984
Thu 02/06 Personal Computing
  1. Pilot: An Operating System for a Personal Computer, D. D. Redell, Y. K. Dalal, T. R. Horsley, H. C. Lauer, W. C. Lynch, P. R. McJones, H. G. Murray, and S. C. Purcell, CACM 1980
  2. Plan 9 From Bell Labs, R. Pike, D. Presotto, S. Dorward, B. Flandrena, K. Thompson, H. Trickey, and P. Winterbottom, USENIX Computing Systems 1995
W3 Tue 02/11 Class canceled
Thu 02/13 OS Structure
  1. On μ-Kernel Construction, Jochen Liedtke, SOSP 1995
  2. The Performance of μ-Kernel-Based Systems, H. Härtig, M. Hohmuth, J. Liedtke, S. Schönberg, J. Wolter, SOSP 1997
Fri 02/14 Project proposal due
W4 Tue 02/18 OS Structure
  1. Exokernel: An Operating System Architecture for Application-Level Resource Management, D. R. Engler, M. F. Kaashoek, and J. O'Toole Jr., SOSP 1995
Thu 02/20 OS Structure
  1. Rethinking the Library OS from the Top Down, D. E. Porter, S. Boyd-Wickizer, J. Howell, R. Olinsky, and G. C. Hunt, ASPLOS 2011
  2. Singularity: Rethinking the Software Stack, Galen C. Hunt and James R. Larus, ACM SIGOPS OSR 2007
W5 Tue 02/25 Class canceled
Thu 02/27 Virtual Memory
  1. Virtual Memory Management in VAX/VMS, H. M. Levy and P. Lipman, IEEE Computer 1982
  2. Machine-Independent Virtual Memory Management for Paged Uniprocessor and Multiprocessor Architectures, R. Rashid, A. Tevanian, M. Young, D. Golub, R. Baronn, D. Black, W. Bolosky, and J. Chew, ASPLOS 1987
W6 Tue 03/03 Scheduling
  1. Scheduler Activations: Effective Kernel Support for the User-level Management of Parallelism, T. E. Anderson, B. N. Bershad, E. D. Lazowska, H. M. Levy, SOSP 1991
  2. Lottery Scheduling: Flexible Proportional-Share Resource Management, Carl A. Waldspurger and William E. Weihl, OSDI 1994
Thu 03/05 Synchronization
  1. Monitors: An Operating System Structuring Concept, C. A. R. Hoare, CACM 1974
  2. Experience with Processes and Monitors in Mesa, Butler W. Lampson and David D. Redell, CACM 1980
W7 Tue 03/10 File System
  1. A Fast File System for Unix, M. K. McKusick, W. N. Joy, S. J. Leffler, and R. S. Fabry, ACM TOCS 1984
  2. The Design and Implementation of a Log-Structured File System, Mendel Rosenblum and John K. Ousterhout, SOSP 1991
Thu 03/12 File System
  1. Soft Updates: A Solution to the Metadata Update Problem in File Systems, G. R. Ganger, M. K.McKusick, C. A.N. Soules, and Y. N. Patt., ACM TOCS 2000
W8 Tue 03/17 Spring Break
Thu 03/19 Spring Break
W9 Tue 03/24 File System Continue LFS and soft updates
Thu 03/26 Multi-core & Scalability
  1. The Multikernel: A New OS Architecture for Scalable Multicore Systems, A. Baumann, P. Barham, P. Dagand, T. Harris, R. Isaacs, S. Peter, T. Roscoe, A. Schüpbach, and A. Singhania, SOSP 2009
  2. Corey: An Operating System for Many Cores, S. Boyd-Wickizer, H. Chen, R. Chen, Y. Mao, M. F. Kaashoek, R. Morris, A. Pesterev, L. Stein, M. Wu, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, OSDI 2008
Sun 03/29 Project checkpoint due
W10 Tue 03/31 Virtual Machines
  1. Xen and the Art of Virtualization, P. Barham, B. Dragovic, K. Fraser, S. Hand, T. Harris, A. Ho, R. Neugebauer, I. Pratt, and A. Warfield, SOSP 2003
  2. The Origin of the VM/370 Time-Sharing System, R. J. Creasy, IBM Journal of Research and Development, 1981
Thu 04/02 Distribution
  1. The Distributed V Kernel and its Performance for Diskless Workstations, David R. Cheriton and Willy Zwaenepoel, SOSP 1983
  2. The Sprite Network Operating System, J. K. Ousterhout, A. R. Cerenson, F. Douglis, M. N. Nelson, and B. B. Welch, IEEE Computer 1988
W11 Tue 04/07 Reliability
  1. Bugs as Deviant Behavior: A General Approach to Inferring Errors in Systems Code, D. Engler, D. Y. Chen, S. Hallem, A. Chou, and B. Chelf, SOSP 2001
  2. Improving the Reliability of Commodity Operating Systems, M. M. Swift, B. N. Bershad, and H. M. Levy, SOSP 2003
Thu 04/09 Formal Verification
  1. seL4: Formal Verification of an OS Kernel, G. Klein, K. Elphinstone, G. Heiser, J. Andronick, D. Cock, P. Derrin, D. Elkaduwe, K. Engelhardt, R. Kolanski, M. Norrish, T. Sewell, H. Tuch, and S. Winwood, SOSP 2009
  2. Using Crash Hoare Logic for Certifying the FSCQ File System, H. Chen, D. Ziegler, T. Chajed, A. Chlipala, M. F. Kaashoek, and N. Zeldovich, SOSP 2015
W12 Tue 04/14 Security
  1. SCONE: Secure Linux Containers with Intel SGX, S. Arnautov, B. Trach, F. Gregor, T. Knauth, A. Martin, C. Priebe, J. Lind, D. Muthukumaran, D. O'Keeffe, M. L. Stillwell, D. Goltzsche, D. Eyers, R. Kapitza, P. Pietzuch, and C. Fetzer, OSDI 2016
  2. Shielding Applications from an Untrusted Cloud with Haven, A. Baumann, M. Peinado, and G. Hunt, OSDI 2014
Thu 04/16 Lightweight Virtualization
  1. Dune: Safe User-level Access to Privileged CPU Features, A. Belay, A. Bittau, A. Mashtizadeh, D. Terei, D. Mazieres, and C. Kozyrakis, OSDI 2012
  2. My VM is Lighter (and Safer) than your Container, F. Manco, C. Lupu, F. Schmidt, J. Mendes, S. Kuenzer, S. Sati, K. Yasukata, C. Raiciu, and F. Huici, SOSP 2017
W13 Tue 04/21 Data Center
  1. Arrakis: The Operating System is the Control Plane, S. Peter, J. Li, I. Zhang, D. R. K. Ports, D. Woos, A. Krishnamurthy, T. Anderson, and T. Roscoe, OSDI 2014
  2. IX: A Protected Dataplane Operating System for High Throughput and Low Latency, A. Belay, G. Prekas, A. Klimovic, S. Grossman, C. Kozyrakis, and E. Bugnion, OSDI 2014
Thu 04/23 Serverless
  1. Firecracker: Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Applications, M. Brooker, A. Florescu, D. Popa, R. Neugebauer, A. Agache, A. Iordache, A. Liguori, and P. Piwonka, NSDI 2020
  2. Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing, E. Jonas, J. Schleier-Smith, V. Sreekanti, C. Tsai, A. Khandelwal, Q. Pu, V. Shankar, J. Menezes Carreira, K. Krauth, N. Yadwadkar, J. Gonzalez, R. Ada Popa, I. Stoica and D. A. Patterson, Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2019-3
W14 Tue 04/28 Last Lecture:
Design Principles
  1. End-to-End Arguments in System Design, J. H. Saltzer, D. P. Reed, and D. D. Clark, ACM TOCS 1984
  2. The Emperor's Old Clothes, C.A.R. Hoare, CACM 1981
  3. Hints for Computer System Design, Butler Lampson, SOSP 1983
Thu 04/30 Project Presentations In-class presentations Project report due
W15 Mon 05/04 Final project report due

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