CSE 451 is an undergraduate course on operating systems. During the course you will complete several labs. Each lab will add a new feature to a primitive operating system called osv. At the end of this class you will be able to find your way around the source code of most operating systems, and more generally, be comfortable with systems software.

Required Readings


Note that section rooms have been changed

Lecture CSE2 G10, MWF 11:30–12:20 Panopto recordings
Section AA MOR 234, Th 12:30–1:20
Section AB MOR 234, Th 1:30–2:20
Section AC MOR 234, Th 2:30-3:20


Lecturer Gary Kimura Monday Wedsday after class, CSE 474
Lecturer Mark Zbikowski Monday Wednesday afterr class, CSE 474
TA Jialin Li Friday 2-4pm, CSE 4th Floor Breakout
TA Sean Keever Wednesday 3-5pm, CSE 021
TA Haopeng Zhou Tuesday 1-3pm, CSE 3rd Floor Breakout
TA Tom Lou Monday 1:30-3:30pm, CSE 5th Floor Breakout


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This course reuses much of the material from past CSE 451 course offerings.