OS2005_Mid - Dept: Name: ID: Operating Systems Midterm 1....

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Dept: Name: ID: Operating Systems Midterm April 2005 1. Please briefly introduce the functions and characteristics of operating systems for the following systems. (a) Multi-programmed systems (5%) (b) Distributed systems (5%) (c) Real-time systems (5%) 2. Solaris 2 supports threads at the kernel and user levels and also provides lightweight processes (LWP) (a) Please describe the relations of each level with adjacent levels. (5%) (b) What may a process control block (PCB) of Solaris 2 contain? (5%) (c) What are the advantages and disadvantages of this mapping model with the mapping model of Windows 2000 threads? (5%) 3. (a) Please explain the function of the bootstrap program (bootstrap loader). (5%) (b) What is MBR? (5%) (c) Suppose that you have to develop a program to make your PC capable of installing two different operating systems, and you can select one of them to be booted in the boot process. Please explain the function of the program and propose possible boot processes of this PC. (10%)
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2009 for the course INFO ENGI 9801 taught by Professor Wu during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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