Preliminary Terms and Concepts
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Chapter 1: sections: 1.1-1.11.
What is an operating system.
What are the primary responsibil
Homework #1, CS 450 Fall 2014
100 points (10 points each unless specified)
1. What is a process? A process is a program in execution under the
control of the OS.
2. What is the difference between a child process and a thread? List one
Homework #3: 100 POINTS
DUE: Friday 11/13/2014
In your own words define the following
Chapters 8 & 9:
1. Under what circumstances do page faults occur? What actions
must be taken by the OS when a page fault occurs?
2. What is thrashing?
3. Why is it reaso