In addition to your collaborative work on labs for this course, you will also need to complete individual assignments. The majority of the individual assignments are programming tasks that should help prepare you for upcoming labs. In the last two weeks of the course, we will read and discuss classic research papers in operating systems; you will need to submit reading journals for those papers.

  Ngram Generator
    • Assigned August 29, 2022
    • Due September 6, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Sorted List
    • Assigned September 5, 2022
    • Due September 12, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Archive Printer
    • Assigned September 12, 2022
    • Due September 21, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Listing Directories
    • Assigned September 26, 2022
    • Due October 3, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Parallel Lettercount
    • Assigned October 10, 2022
    • Due October 26, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Concurrency Bugs
    • Assigned November 7, 2022
    • Due November 18, 2022 by 11:59pm
  Reading Journal: UNIX and Worse is Better
    • Assigned November 28, 2022
    • Due December 4, 2022 by 10:00pm


The following policies apply to all of the individual assignments in this class. If you have any questions about a policy you are welcome to ask about them individually or in class.


These individual assignments are meant to be an assessment of your programming skills and understanding of the basic course material. Because these are meant to be individual assessments, you may not discuss assignments with any other students. Mentors may be able to help you if you are confused about the assignment requirements or have trouble understanding the man documentation for a function you’d like to use, but they cannot assist you in any way that requires them to look at your code or discuss your solution to the assignment. You are welcome to me for more assistance, although there may be some questions I cannot answer.


Your grade for programming assignments will be based on two factors:

20%  Code Quality
Does your implemention follow best-practices for implementation? Is it clear and concise? This will account for 20% of your grade on the assignment. Any warnings or errors when building your code will result in an automatic zero for this portion of the assignment.
80%  Implementation Correctness
I will evaluate your implementation to see how it handles various inputs and edge cases. In some cases this may be done with an automated test suite. I will give partial credit for assignments that miss edge cases but handle the majority of inputs correctly.

Reading journals and written assignments will include their own grading details.