Preparation for Quiz 1
Quiz 1 will last 50 minutes. The quiz will cover all the material up to and
including DCTCP. The quiz will be "open book." That means you can bring
along any printed or written materials that you think might be
useful. Calculators are allowed, though typically not necessary. You may
also bring a laptop to view PDF versions of papers, but you may not
connect to any network---make sure you upload your papers to your laptop
before the quiz. The quiz will focus on material in the papers followed by
a few questions that deal with concepts of computer systems covered in the
notes, lecture, and hands-ons. The quiz will be mostly multiple choice.
This year we have only 2 quizzes (this one and the one in finals week),
instead of 3.
You can find old quiz questions to practice on in the Problem Sets section
of the class notes. Although there has been a little rearrangement of
material over the years, you should be able to answer most questions
relevant to the subjects we have covered. This year we are likely to put
more emphasis on the readings.
Review session slides/notes:
Old quiz 1s:
- 2012 -
- 2011 -
- 2010 -
- 2009 -
- 2008 -
- Note: the explanation of 6C is incorrect. The total file system size
should be 32MB if you make the specified change (2^16 sectors * 512 bytes/sector = 32MB).
The answer remains the same.
- 2007 -
- 2006 -
- 2005 -
- Note: answer to 4B is incorrect. The reference
count of a directory is always bigger than 1, because of "." and "..".
It is always at least 2, and bigger if the directory contains
- 2004 -
- 2003 - Quiz,
- 2002 - Quiz,
More review slides,
Still more review slides
Old quiz 2s:
Because this year's quiz 1 cover's networking, which used to be a topic of
quiz 2, here are old quiz 2s.
Old quizzes w/ solutions