The organization of OSPP is designed to allow instructors to choose an appropriate level of depth for each course topic. The links below give several examples of how different instructors have subset different parts of the book.
Each chapter begins at a conceptual level, with implementation details and the more advanced material towards the end. The more advanced material can be omitted without compromising the ability of students to follow later material. For example, the kernel is covered at a conceptual level in Chapter 2.1 - 2.3, while implementation details including the interrupt stack are collected in Chapter 2.4 - 2.8. Similarly, the concurrency and synchronization chapters have sections devoted to implementation issues which can also be skipped for time. More details can be found in the preface.
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