Final Project


The main goal is to have fun and explore more advanced O/S topics. You do not have to do novel research. But if you are interested in exploring more adventurous topic as a research, feel free to let us know (mailto:staff).

If you are doing your own project, we’ll grade you on how much you got working, how elegant your design is, how well can you explain it, and how interesting and creative your solution is. We do realize that time is limited, so we don’t expect you to re-write Linux by the end of the semester. Try to make sure your goals are reasonable; perhaps set a minimum goal that’s definitely achievable (e.g., something of the scale of lab 5) and a more ambitious goal if things go well. In a team, no more than four members are allowed.


  1. Feb 27, 2020: Proposal day.

  2. Apr 09, 2020: First demo day.

  3. Apr 14, 2020: Second demo day.

  4. Apr 20, 2016: Final submission.

Project ideas (if you found none)

  • Implementing a toy ARM hypervisor in Rust

  • Enabling ASLR for RustOS

  • Supporting (remote) GDB support vis gdb-server

  • Tracing memory allocs/deallocs in Rust

  • Handling OOM in Rust! How would you change the allocation interface, like Linux’s GFP_*? and which memory pages should we reclaim?

  • Supporting device driver modules

  • Enabling Security-mode of ARMv8

  • Supporting PAN/UAO or BTI/PAC of ARMv8

  • Fuzzing RustOS’s interfaces or file systems

  • Quickcheck on RustOS’s interfaces or file systems

  • Supporting AArch32 or mixes of AArch32/64

  • Rust abstractions for Linux device drivers

  • On-demand paging w/ 4KB pages

  • Writable fat32 file systems

  • Evictable block pages/caches

  • Supporting user threads (and stdlib’s concurrency)

  • Implementing fork()/clone()

  • Implementing non-blocking synchronization (sleepable mutex)

  • Implementing different scheduling policies (like Linux’s)