Due Date: May 28, 1999
These four problems ask you to make very small modifications to MINIX. You will be modifying the kernel (actually I/O driver) server source code, recompiling and assembling them, using make to link the various executable files, and then produce a new MINIX boot disk. All of this is quite straightforward, as described in the handout on recompiling MINIX.
Each of these programs require only trivial modifications to MINIX. The key is locating the current code that should be modified; surely, there are many acceptable solutions. You are advised to avoid too many recompilations; you are advised to think through the modifications you wish to make before doing the recompilation.
> To receive credit for your solutions, you must submit a new boot disk and a disk with your programs; they should be placed in the homework box by the due date. Make an appointment to demonstrate your new version of the operating system using the test programs you have produced. During the demonstration, the TAs might ask you to run the program with different data or they might ask you questions on the code.
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616-8562