SCS Undergraduate Thesis Topics

2003-2004
Student Advisor(s) Thesis Topic
Yuen-Lin Tan Greg Ganger Comparison-based Filesystem Verification (The NFS Tee)

This work explores a particular approach to testing a developmental filesystem -- comparing its behavior with that of a reference implementation in a live environment, that is, one consisting of real users, precious data and non-synthetic workloads. We believe such a configuration has the potential to offer unique insight into the system's behavior and consequently aid the development effort. The bulk of the project's work will lie in the construction and subsequent experimental usage of a tool, dubbed the NFS Tee, which is hoped to become a key debugging component in the Parallel Data Lab's Self-* Storage project.


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