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Unformatted text preview: 4003-440 and 4003-713 Operating SystemsHomework #2Due December 18, 2006Name: ____TJ Wasik___________________________Section: __01_______________________1. List five services provided by an operating system that are designed to make it more convenient for users to use the computer system. In what cases it would be impossible for user-level programs to provide these services? Explain.-Program Execution needs to be provided by the OS because a user-level program would not be able to fairly determine who gets CPU resources, also a user-level program could easily just demand that it requires all resources and lock up a system-Communication between systems must also be controlled by the OS because if it were left up to user-level programs the program would not be able to ensure that the right program would receive the right message. Also it would create a lot of overhead for the programmer to deal with that would be more efficient to extract to the OS level....
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- Winter '06
- OS, virtual machine, command interpreter, new command interpreter, user-level program