Summary: INFORMATION AND CONTROL IN FILE SYSTEM BUFFER MANAGEMENT
Nathan Christopher Burnett
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINMADISON
I would like to begin by thanking my advisers, Andrea and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau. Had they
not been at Wisconsin, I don't know who else I would have worked with. They have a unique
combination of taking their research and their student's work very seriously, while not taking
themselves too seriously. Among other things, they taught me how to ask the right questions when
conducting research. Indeed it has been an honor and a privilege working with both of them.
I thank Jeff Naughton, Marv Solomon and Tehshik Yoon for serving on my thesis committee.
They provided valuable advice and feedback. I thank Tehshik in particular for making it to my
defense despite his illness that day so I could avoid delaying my graduation.