As you work on your final projects for the course, we will look at a few research papers in operating systems. This is an opportunity to identify important issues and creative approaches to those issues in the research community, but also a chance to see how systems work is motivated, presented, and evaluated.
We will use the same general format for each of the remaining research papers. Please answer each of the questions below.
What problem is this work trying to solve? How did the authors solve it? You cannot include all the detail in the paper, so identify the key insights that you believe are critically important to the authors’ approach.
Given your understanding of the system and its evaluation, what are the positive and negative attributes of this approach? Describe at least four points, with at least one negative and one positive.
You should focus on strengths and weaknesses in the system the authors describe, their general approach, the evaluation, limitations of the work, or broader applications that you think may be possible. This is an evaluation of the work, not the paper; that means issues with spelling, grammar, or technical language are not directly relevant to this question.
Include at least two questions about this work. If you have questions about technical language or other points of confusion you can include these here, but you must ask at least two substantial questions about the work itself.