fa11final-sample - Final Exam Sample Questions SAMPLE...

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Final Exam Sample Questions Page 1/7 SAMPLE PROBLEMS 1. Consider a FAT-based (File Allocation Table) file system. Entries in the table are 16 bits wide. A user wants to install a disk with 131072 512-byte sectors. a. What is a potential problem? b. Describe a solution to this problem and explain the trade-offs involved. 2. Generally we’ve talked about each operating system component in isolation. This question asks you to think about ways in which they interoperate. For each pair of systems below, give a specific way that they interact (or that they could interact). Writing that the file system and I/O system interact because they both use the disk is not worth more than a point, and may be worth none. Writing that the file system and I/O system interact when they determine the mapping from logical blocks physical blocks which impacts the size of file system structures, and the efficiency of the disk usage because larger logical blocks imply more internal fragmentation on the disk is a more complete answer. a.
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course CS 162 taught by Professor Kubiatowicz during the Spring '02 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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