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Unformatted text preview: an interrupt handler. 5. Describe a deadlock on file requests. What strategy could be used to handle this deadlock? 6. Describe parallel processing. What is a semaphore? Give an example of its use. What are some uses for concurrent processing? 7. Contrast magnetic tape and optical disk storage citing uses for each. Contrast FCFS and SSTF techniques. What is a RAID device? 8. Contrast fixed and variable length records. What is the purpose of data compression?...
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