Asynchronous Learning

For students who like to learn independently you can succeed in this course using the course book and videos on ClassTrancsribe.

Synchronous Learning

The schedule below is subject to change. Lectures are broadcast live on echo360 and later appear on videos on ClassTrancsribe.

1. Welcome to System Programming

Topics: 1. HW0 using my Linux-In-The-Browser minicourse

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 3

See Welcome

2. How to crash in C

Topics: 2. Dive into C programming

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 3

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3. C Crash Course 2

Topics: 3. man,asprintf,free,assert

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 3

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4. A day at the C side: C Crash Course 3

Topics: 4. getenv, scanf, getline, fork

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 3

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5. Fork and wait

Topics: 5. fork and waitpid

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 4

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6. Forking Processes

Topics: 6. The fork-exec-wait pattern

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 4

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No class - Labor day

Topics: History of Labor day

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

7. Signals for Process Control

Topics: 7. Introducing POSIX signals to suspend and kill child processes. SIGSTOP, SIGKILL, SIGINT

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 4

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8. Thanks for the heap memory

Topics: How to build a memory allocator. Placement algorithms. Fragmentation.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 5

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9. Memory allocators I

Topics: Hone your pointer skills when writing malloc and free.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 5

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10. Memory allocators II

Topics: Memory allocators part 2.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 5

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11. Threads

Topics: Introducing pthreads. stacks. Concurrency programming gotchas.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 6

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12. Threads, memory and mutex locks

Topics: Introducing pthreads. stacks, shared memory. creating and joining. Concurrency programming gotchas.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 6

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13. Mutexes and semaphores

Topics: Why we need Mutex locks and semaphores. Basic usage of pthread implementations. Common gotchas.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 7

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14. Condition Variables

Topics: Mutex and Condition Variable examples. How to implement a lock (The critical section problem).

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 7

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15. Critical Section Problem

Topics: Incorrect attempts to solve the Critical Section Problem. Introduction to Condition Variables.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 7

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16. Condition Variables II

Topics: Condition Variables. Implementing a semaphore using a Condition Variable.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 7

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17. Producer Consumers. Barriers

Topics: Implementing a barrier. Implementing Producer Consumer.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 7

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18. Reader Writer and Deadlock - Part 1

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 8

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19. Reader Writer and Deadlock - Part 1

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 8

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20. Dining Philosophers

Topics: The Dining Philosophers problem

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 8

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21. Page tables and IPC

Topics: Virtual memory

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 9

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22. Pipes and seeking

Topics: Moving data using pipes, seekable streams, named pipes, behavior with fork

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 9

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23. Files. Pipes and seeks part 2.

Topics: Working with files

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 9

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24. UDP/TCP

Topics: Robust error handling. EINTR. Intro to TCP,UDP,IP

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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25. TCP Client

Topics: TCP/IP Header. IPv4 exhaustion. A web client

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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26. TCP Server

Topics: Passive sockets. The 4 server calls and what they do. Gotchas.

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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27. Files

Topics: ext2/3/4 filesystem, index nodes (inodes), superbocks, ZFS / BtrFS

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 12

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28. Files 2

Topics: ext2/3/4 filesystem, index nodes (inodes), superbocks, ZFS / BtrFS

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 12

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29. Files 3

Topics: Symbolic links, hard links, directory searching, intro to permissions

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 12

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30. Files 4

Topics: File permissions, directories, file globbing, intro to RAID

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 12

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31. Files-5

Topics: Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), the various RAID levels

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 12

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32. Scheduling and Scheduling Algorithms

Topics: Scheduling examples

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 10

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33. Epoll

Topics: Intro to select, poll, and epoll

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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34. Disks and Signals

Topics: Disks and Signals

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 13

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35. Working with Signals

Topics: Working with Signals

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 13

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36. Networking Protocols

Topics: TCP handshakes, QUIC, HTTP/1.1

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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37. RPC

Topics: Remote Procedure Calls

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 11

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Pre-break Casual Friday

Topics: Review / extra topics

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

Fall Break

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

Fall Break

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

Fall Break

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

38. Systems Concepts Review

Topics: Systems Concepts Review

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 15

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39. Security

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 14

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40. Course Review

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter 15

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Extra Topics I

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter

Extra Topics II

Topics:

Coursebook Reading: Chapter