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Chapter 3 - Processes 3.7 A context switch consists of saving the state of the current process and restoring the state of the process. The process state of the current process is changed to ready (as in, ready to be continued) and the next process’s state is changed to running (to indicate is currently being executed). This action is pure overhead as no useful work is actually performed. 3.9 3.11 If an RPC mechanism cannot support either the “at most once” or “at least once” semantics, then the RPC server cannot guarantee that a remote procedure will not be invoked multiple occurrences. Consider if a remote procedure were withdrawing money from a bank account on a system that did not support these semantics. It is possible that a single invocation of the remote procedure might lead to multiple withdrawals on the server. For a system to support either of these semantics generally requires the server maintain some form of client state such as the time stamp described in the text. If a system were unable to support either of these
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