Project 2: Processes and Scheduling

Important Dates

Questions about the project? Send them to .

Due: Monday 02/20 Wed 02/22 by 9pm.


There are two parts to this project:

  • Shell: to be done on the mumble lab, so you can learn more about programming in C on a typical UNIX-based platform (Linux)
  • Scheduling: to be done in our xv6 OS hacking environment.

Click on the above links to learn more about what you should do. READ EACH CAREFULLY!


This project, like all others this semester, can be done with a single partner. Copying code (from other groups) is considered cheating. Read this for more info on what is OK and what is not!

Handing It In

The handin directory is ~cs537-1/handin/login/p2 where login is your login.

For the C/Linux part of this project (the shell), you should turn in one file, called mysh.c . You should copy this file into your handin directory into the subdirectory called linux . If you have a partner, only put the code in ONE of your directories. You should also include a simple makefile , so we can simply type make and build your testable binary. The binary should be named mysh .

For the xv6 part of the project, copy all of your source files (but not .o files, please, or binaries!) into the xv6/ subdirectory of your p2 directory. A simple way to do this is to copy everything into the destination directory directory, then type make to make sure it builds, and then type make clean to remove unneeded files.

Finally, into your p2 directory, please make a README file. In there, describe what you did a little bit. The most important bit, at the top, however, should be the authorship of the project, particularly if you had a partner. Include both partner's names and CS logins to receive credit.