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Unformatted text preview: Score:_______ - Name:______________________________ ECE 3055 Quiz - April 14, 2004 1. If you have a thread named, Big _ Thread, already created in Java, what Java statement would normally be used in the parent process to tell the OS to begin the execution of this thread? Big_Thread.start(); 2. List and briefly describe the two main approaches that can be used to support interprocess communication with message passing using API kernel calls. Direct Communication processes must name the other process that receives the message. Indirect Communication processes share a named mailbox to exchange messages. 3. Explain the significance of each of the operations in the statement below from the bounded-buffer or producer-consumer process example. Where would the statement normally be used? in = (in + 1) % BUFFER_SIZE; (Java statement example from book) in marks the location to insert a new item in the shared buffer array. +1 moves to the next location. The mod operation (%) forces the buffer to wrap around back to start when the pointer moves past the end of...
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