Monday, January 31, 2011

Kazuaki Takahashi Thesis Presentation

Kazuaki Takahashi, who is a senior student in the instructor's group, will present his on Feb 10. Those who enjoyed the Operating System's class should also find the topic interesting. The presentation takes place in M1 (Lecturer Hall 201) on Feb 10, from 1400. The title is "Measurement of Virtualization Overhead in a Java Application Server." We may have a guest from University of Porto at the presentation.

Kazuaki Takahashi Thesis Presentation

Friday, January 28, 2011

Exercise Submission

Dear students, compared to last few years, this year we had great students and had many survivors in the class.*

As announced before the final exam yesterday, there are some students who missed five or more exercise submissions. According to the syllabus, these students disqualify for the course, unfortunately. However, the syllabus also says that an exception is granted if you have a valid reason. We are finalizing the grades for exercise problems, but the grade page maintained by the TA has only up to Exercise 11. If

  • You have missed three exercise submissions by Ex11,
  • consider your submissions for Ex12 and Ex13 were very poor, and
  • you have a valid reason which can be proved by a document
please contact the instructor immediately.

* The instructor agrees to some students who said "this class is normal, and ...", but let's say the other way around at this moment.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

OS Final Exam Today

The final exam of the operating systems takes place today. Please read Examination Policies and Rules once again.

Friday, January 21, 2011

OS Exercise 13 posted

Exercise 13 problems are posted at the Exercise Page.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Office Hours and Exercise Problem

  1. Due to the business trip, today is the last office hours before the final exam.
  2. For the exercise problem this week, it is planned to write a C-program that simulates the head movement algorithm of HDDs.

Monday, January 17, 2011

OS Exercise 12 posted

Exercise 12 problems are posted at the Exercise Page. As mentioned previously, any correction or advices will be posted at this board or sent by email. Please check your mailbox and this board.

Friday, January 14, 2011

OS Exercise, Next Week and Final Exam Schedule

  1. As announced in the class yesterday, this week's exercise problem will be posted during this weekend. The deadline of submission will be before Monday midnight (at 2359). Any hint, correction, notice or clarification will be posted on this board and/or sent by email. Also, I will try to make myself available for your question on the Monday afternoon.
  2. Next week, which will be the last day of the class, we will proceed to Chapter 5 "INPUT/OUTPUT." We will concentrate on the first four sections; especially Section 5.4 "disks", which is significantly related to what we have learned in Chapter 4 "File Systems." Once again, please read these sections of the textbook before coming to the class.
  3. The Student Affairs Division has announced the schedule of the final exam:

    The final exam of our class will take place on the 5th period of January 27* at the Classroom M1 (Lecture Hall 201).

*Formerly written as January 25, but it was a typo.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Slides for Chapter 4

The slide on page 35 of Chapter 4 has flipped figures. It is fixed and you can access it from this page (internal access only).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Classroom for this week's OS class

We will meet at Hardware Lab 4 (Research Quadangles 227) from 1910 on Thursday this week.

Monday, January 10, 2011

OS This Week

As announced during the last lecture, we are going meet on the 7th period of Thursday this week (i.e. from 1910 on January 13). The request for the classroom has already been submitted to the Student Affairs Division and we are waiting for their answer. We will post the classroom information as soon as we hear from them.

This class will replace the lecture of January 25 (Tuesday)

From campus calendar for the 2nd semester:

Tuesday, January 25: Classes normally held on Friday will be held on this day
The exercise problems will be take-home.

We will cover and finish the rest of Chapter 4 (Sections 4.4 to 4.7) and these sections are your reading assignments.

Friday, January 7, 2011

OS Exercise 11 posted

Today's exercise problems are posted at the Exercise Page.