Operating Systems - Teaching assistant

Course:  Operating Systems

Type:  Teaching Assistant

Time in Year:  Course runs in Semester 1.

Number of Posts:  1 TA

Duties: primarily assisting with the practical exercise, and (most of the work) marking it.

The exercise concerns the Linux 2.4 kernel scheduler, running under User Mode Linux. The TA will help me in assisting students with C programming (most of them only know Java), with getting their heads round the Linux kernel, and with understanding the scheduler code, as well as in the practicalities of User Mode Linux. This will probably be mostly via newsgroup, though it may be appropriate to hold some tutorial sessions in person.
This year, the TA should if possible take primary responsibility for the practical, including initial checking and set-up to cope with any changes in DICE, which must be done by week 2 at the latest.

Contact: Julian Bradfield (jcb@inf.ed.ac.uk)

Application: Apply by email to tutor-applications@inf.ed.ac.uk and copy your email to Julian so that he knows you are interested.


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