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Unformatted text preview: Problem 3: Problem 4: Discuss the tradeoffs between user and kernel threads. (a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (b) Assume we can make system calls as fast as procedure calls using some new hardware mechanism. Would this make one kind of thread clearly preferable over the other? Explain briefly. Problem 5:...
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- Fall '08
- Operating Systems, Context switch, systems homework assignment, context switch operation, new hardware mechanism