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Unformatted text preview: ECE391: Computer Systems Engineering Fall 2006 Study Guide Sample Questions for the Second Midterm This guide contains example questions to help you study for the coming midterm. As was the case with the previous guide, most of these questions are short answer, whereas the test will include a larger portion of questions that require some code or analysis of code. The questions here are also not as carefully designed for clarity, in part so as to encourage you to think about different angles. On tests, we try to make our questions more precise. You may bring two 8.5x11 sheets (both sides) of handwritten notes to the test. No other materials are allowed. No calculators or other electronic devices are allowed. 1. Explain how a virtual address is translated to a physical address using a two-level page table hierarchy. Count the number of memory accesses involved. 2. How does use of virtual memory prevent a malicious program from contaminating or destroying another programs memory?...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ECE 391 taught by Professor Kalbarczyk during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Spring '08