CS 182-2, Spring 2006
CS182-2 is a reading 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 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:
- FAST (File and Storage Technologies):
- SOSP (Symposium on Operating Systems Principles):
- OSDI (Operating Systems Design and Implementation):
(Usenix Annual Technical Conference)
- IEEE Mass Storage Conference (MassStor)
There are many more conferences than these,
Journals that have file systems papers:
- 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.
The grading class will be based on participation (10%) and a final
project (90%). The project grading will be broken down as follows:
- Project proposal: 5%. Criteria are completeness of the
proposal and general writing quality.
- Preliminary report: 20%. Criteria are writing quality,
completeness of the report, and progress toward the goal.
- Draft of final report: 15%. Criteria are completeness and
- In-class presentation: 10%. Criteria are completeness and
- Final report: 40%. Criteria are overall project quality and
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