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CECS 326 – Operating Systems Review for Midterm on 11/8/05 The midterm is scheduled on Tuesday, 11/8/05, at 11:00am. The midterm is a closed-book and closed-notes exam, and will cover Chapters 1-4 and 6-8 of the text by Gary Nutt, and all the lab projects on Linux. To study for the midterm, you should review materials for all the seven chapters, and concepts and mechanisms covered in the lab exercises that we have done so far. Review questions for Chapter 8 and reviews handed out for all earlier chapters are provided below. Note that these review questions do not cover all contents of the chapters. Be sure to study the chapters as well. Chapter 1 : Introduction 1. What are the three main purposes of an operating system? 2. What is multiprogramming, and what is its main advantage? 3. What is resource sharing? How is it usually achieved? 4. What is the contribution of timesharing technology to contemporary operating systems? 5. What is the contribution of embedded systems technology to contemporary operating systems? 6. Define the essential properties of each of the following types of operating systems: Batch Interactive Time sharing Real time Network Distributed Handheld 7. Identify which of the following are examples of space-multiplexed sharing, and which are time-multiplexed sharing. If there is a sense that it could be either strategy, explain: The land in a residential subdivision A personal computer A whiteboard in a classroom A bench seat on a bus A single-user file in UNIX A printer on a time-sharing system The heap in the C?C++ runtime system 8. Suppose that a multiprogrammed system has a load of N processes with individual total
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