Courses/Computer Science/CPSC 457.F2014/Assignments

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Submission Instructions

Assignment 1: instruction tracing, ELF surgery, and process state

Released: Sept 24

Due: Oct 14 at 11:59pm MDT via SVN

NB: Before you start work on HW1, you may wish to read these chapters in Love's Linux Kernel Development book:

Also, for disassembly as a library see:

Assignment 2: Commenting Source Code, Adding System Calls, Modifying task_struct, Scripting

Released: 8 Oct.

Due: 9 Nov, 11:59pm


Kernel data structures (for problem 3.C)

  • read Love, Chapter 6.

Producing and applying patches:

Assignment 3: TBD

Released: 26 Oct

Due: 1 Dec