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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 32 Issue 2, June 2014

Faults in Linux 2.6
Nicolas Palix, Gaēl Thomas, Suman Saha, Christophe Calvès, Gilles Muller, Julia Lawall
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2619090

In August 2011, Linux entered its third decade. Ten years before, Chou et al. published a study of faults found by applying a static analyzer to Linux versions 1.0 through 2.4.1. A major result of their work was that the drivers directory...

TaintDroid: An Information-Flow Tracking System for Realtime Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones
William Enck, Peter Gilbert, Seungyeop Han, Vasant Tendulkar, Byung-Gon Chun, Landon P. Cox, Jaeyeon Jung, Patrick McDaniel, Anmol N. Sheth
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2619091

Today’s smartphone operating systems frequently fail to provide users with visibility into how third-party applications collect and share their private data. We address these shortcomings with TaintDroid, an efficient, system-wide dynamic...

Optimizing the Block I/O Subsystem for Fast Storage Devices
Young Jin Yu, Dong In Shin, Woong Shin, Nae Young Song, Jae Woo Choi, Hyeong Seog Kim, Hyeonsang Eom, Heon Young Yeom
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2619092

Fast storage devices are an emerging solution to satisfy data-intensive applications. They provide high transaction rates for DBMS, low response times for Web servers, instant on-demand paging for applications with large memory footprints, and...