Each discussion section is conducted by a TA. Below is a list showing which TA is responsible for which discussion section: During a discussion section, the TA will primarily present information regrading up-coming programming assignments. If you have a particular topic that you would like the TA to discuss in class (including stuff like something covered in lectures that you would like the TA to explain further), you should send e-mail to the TA before 5PM on Thursday. The TA will try his/her best to cover such requests.

Please note that programming assignments are due on Fridays. Since you are expected to have finished the an assignment before its due date, on the due date of a programming assignment, the TA will be introducint the next programming assignment and that takes priority over the current assignment. If there is time left, the TA can discuss the current assignment.

The following are tentative and final slides (in PDF format) for this semester. Please note that the source code used below are not the same as in your assignments. They are meant to be used during discussion sections ONLY.

Week # Date Topics Comments
1 1/11 gdb, warmup #1  
2 1/18 C, Unix  
3 1/25 warmup #2 (warmup #1 due at end of day)
4 2/1 multithreading  
5 2/8 Unix signals  
6 2/15 intro to kernel assignments (warmup #2 due at end of day)
7 2/22 kernel #1  
8 3/1 faber_test  
9 3/8 kernel #2 (kernel #1 due at end of day)
10 3/22 polymorphism, reference counting  
11 3/29 vfstest, faber_fs_test  
12 4/5 kernel #3 (kernel #2 due at end of day)
13 4/12 objdump, addres space implementation  
14 4/19 do_fork, memtest, eatmem, forkbomb  
15 4/26 Q & A (kernel #3 due at end of day)