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Computer Science 162 - Spring 1998 - Smith - Midterm 1

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CS 162, Midterm #1, Spring 1998 CS162, Spring 1998 Midterm #1 Professor Alan Smith Problem #1 Explain the difference between a process and a thread. Define both. What are the tradeoffs between using one and using the other? (14) Problem #2 We discussed two mathematical quantities that are reasonable targets for optimization in scheduling: minimizing ave(f(i)) and minimizing ave(f(i)/s(i)). Please explain what each is, and explain why we would like to minimize it. (14) Problem #3 Please provide code (of the same sort used in class) that will implement P & V using the "swap" operation described in class. (18) Problem #4 What is the difference between an interrupt and a trap? Define both. Please give at least two examples of each. (12) Problem #5 Why does rollback usually require checkpoints? Please define both terms and explain. (11) Problem #6 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Jason%20Raft...%20Spring%201998%20-%20Smith%20-%20Midterm%201.htm (1 of 2)1/27/2007 4:01:44 PM
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CS 162, Midterm #1, Spring 1998 For each of FIFO, SRPT, and RR (Q=.25), and for the following set of arrival and service times, please
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