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Fall 2009 CSC 4103 – Operating Systems Homework Assignment #1 The due date is: September 15 th , Tuesday, before the class. Late submission is not allowed. Problem 1: Problem 2: What are context switches used for and what does a typical context switch involve? Compare processes versus threads in terms of context switch operation and overhead associated with it.
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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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