You are to turn in this homework during lecture. Please write up your answers to the exercises below and hand them in to a 6.828 staff member at the beginning of the lecture.
Try to understand xv6's
You will need to consult:
Chapter 5 of IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System programming guide; you can skip sections 5.7.1, 5.8.2, and 5.12.2. Be aware that terms such as exceptions, traps, interrupts, faults and aborts have no standard meaning.
Chapter 9 of the 1987 i386 Programmer's Reference Manual also covers exception and interrupt handling in IA32 processors.
In xv6, set a breakpoint at the beginning of
catch the very first system call. What values are on the stack at
this point? Turn in the output of
print-stack 35 at that
breakpoint with each value labeled as to what it is (e.g.,
This completes the homework.