CS 135, Spring 2010
CS135 is a course in file systems, with an emphasis on
current research directions. It will be taught in the manner of a
graduate seminar, with much of the material selected by and presented
by the students. There will be relatively little emphasis on homework
and programming, although you will be implementing a file system of
There are many places to find papers on file systems. This list
highlights a few sources, but is hardly exhaustive.
A quick directory of conferences useful in finding file-system papers:
There are many more conferences than these, so feel free to look more broadly.
Journals that have file systems papers:
- ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS)
- Communications of the ACM (older issues)
- IEEE Computer (older issues)
- ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)
- IEEE Transactions on Computers (sometimes)
- Software—Practice and Experience
A number of people have created bibliographies of file-system-related
papers. Some of them are even fairly up to date.
NOTE: The following grading proportions are
tentative. In particular, the homework portion of the grade may
change as the homework is developed.
The class grading will be based on participation (10%), homework
(20%), and a final
project (70%). The project grading will be broken down as follows:
- Project proposal: 5% of course grade. Criteria are
completeness of the
proposal and general writing quality.
- Preliminary report: 10%. Criteria are writing quality,
completeness of the report, and progress toward the goal.
- Draft of final report: 10%. Criteria are completeness and
- In-class presentation: 10%. Criteria are completeness and
- Final report: 35%. Criteria are overall project quality and
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