Operating Systems Data Storage-1


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Assignment A

Q1. Consider the various definition of operating system. Consider whether the operating system should include applications such as web browsers and mail programs. Argue both pro and con positions, and support your answer.

Q2. What are the cooperating processes and how they communicate? Explain by taking

a suitable example.

Q3. Explain why it is easier to share a reentrant module using segmentation than it is to do so when pure paging is used.

Q4. Explain the differences in the degree to which the following scheduling algorithms discriminate in favor of short-term process:

(a) FCFS

(b) RR

(c) Multilevel Feedback Queues.

Q5. Define deadlock. Explain the steps that are used for deadlock recovery.

Assignment B

Ql. On a system with paging, a process cannot access memory that it does not own; Why? How could the operating system allow access to other memory? Why should it or should it not?

Q2. What is the requirement of Memory Management? How the address binding of instructions and data is carried to memory address.

Q3. Why do some systems keep track of the type file, while others leave it to the user or simply do not implement multiple file types? Which system is “better”?

Case Study

Consider the following page-reference string:

1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6, 2, 1, 2, 3, 7, 6, 3, 2 , 1, 2, 3, 6 How many page faults would occur for the following replacement algorithms, assuming one, two, three, and four frames? Remember that all frames are initially empty, so your first unique pages will all cost one fault each.

• LRU replacement

• FIFO replacement


• Optimal replacement

Assignment C

QlWhich is not performed by the OS –

(a) Memory management (b) Device management

(c) Supplying Input to system (d) Process management

Q2. Which of the following is crucial time while accessing data on the disk?

a. Seek time

b. Rotational time

c. Transmission time

d. Waiting time

Q3. Which of the following memory allocation scheme suffers from External fragmentation?

a. Segmentation

b. Pure demand paging

c. Swapping

d. Paging

Q4. The OS is used in intelligent device-

(a) Multiplexing (b) Multiprocessing

(b) Handheld OS (d) Real time OS

Q5. Distributed OS works on the___________ principle.

a. File Foundation

b. Single system image

c. Multi system image

d. Networking image


Q6. Which file system does Windows 95 typically use?

a. FAT16

b. FAT32


Q7. Identify the odd thing in the services of operating system.

a. Accounting

b. Protection

c. Error detection and correction

d. Dead lock handling

Q8. The OS depend on network to deliver their services
(a) Multitasking (b) Distributed

(c) Multiprocessing (d) Real time OS

Q9. This is not a scheduling algorithm –

(a) FIFS (b) RRS

(c) STRN (d) SRTN

Q10. In________ OS, the response time is very critical.

a. Multitasking

b. Batch

c. Online

d. Real-time

Qll. Real time systems are____________ .

a. Primarily used on mainframe computers

b. Used for monitoring events as they occur

c. Used for program development

d. Used for real time interactive users

Q12. Inter process communication can be done through

a. Mails

b. Messages


c. System calls

d. Traps

Q13. The primary job of the operating system of a computer is to______________ .

a. Command Resources

b. Manage Resources

c. Provide Utilities

d. Be user friendly

Q14. Which is not a form of interprocess interaction?

(a) Communication (b) synchronization

(c) Signaling (d) co-operation

Q15. Using Priority Scheduling algorithm, find the average waiting time for the following set of

processes given with their priorities in the order: Process : Burst Time : Priority respectively .




P4 :1 :5 ,

P5 :5 :2.

a. 8 milliseconds

b. 8.2 milliseconds

c. 7.75 milliseconds

d. 3 milliseconds

Q16 The operating system manages

a. Memory

b. Processor

c. Disk and I/O devices

d. All of the above

Q17. Virtual memory can be implement with –

(a) Segmentation (b) paging


(c) Both a and b

(d) all of the above


Q18. _____________ begins at the root and follows a path down to the specified file

a. Relative path name

b. Absolute path name

c. Standalone name

d. All of the above

Q19. Process State is a part of a. Process Control block b.Encode

c. File Allocation Table

d. None of the above

Q20. Virtual Memory is commonly implemented by________________ .

a. Segmentation

b. Swapping

c. Demand Paging

d. None of the above

Q21. Which algorithm is best for selecting free area of memory for partition?
(a) meant fit (b)festfit

(c) worst fit (d) first fit

Q22. __________ page replacement algorithm suffers from Belady’s anomaly.

a. LRU

b. MRU


Q23. Paging___________ .

a. solves the memory fragmentation problem

b. allows modular programming

c. allows structured programming

d. avoids deadlock

Q24. A major problem with priority scheduling is_______________ .

a. Definite blocking

b. Starvation

c. Low priority

d. None of the above

Q25. . In a batch system, the jobs are scheduled by

a. Short term scheduler

b. Long term scheduler


c. Medium term scheduler

d. Dispatch loader

Q26. The term “Operating System ” means_____________ .

a. A set of programs which controls computer working

b. The way a computer operator works

c. Conversion of high-level language in to machine level language

d. The way a floppy disk drive operates

Q27. The operating system of a computer serves as a software interface between the user and
the__________ .

a. Hardware

b. Peripheral

c. Memory

d. Screen

Q28. Which of the following is not a condition necessary for deadlock?

(a) Circular wait

(b) Starvation

(c) Mutual exclusion
(d). Hold and wait

Q29. Mutual exclusion

a. if one process is in a critical region others are excluded

b. prevents deadlock

c. requires semaphores to implement

d. is found only in the Windows NT operating system

Q30. Which scheduler controls the degree of multiprogramming?

a. Short term scheduler

b. Long term scheduler

c. Middle term scheduler

d. None of the above

Q31. In memory management, a technique called as paging, physical memory is broken into
fixed-sized blocks called___________ .

a. Pages

b. Frames

c. Blocks

d. Segments

Q32. Which of the following are all UNIX system calls?


(a) time(), chdir(), createdir(), execve()

(b) chmod(), main(), waitpid(), exit()

(c) open(), fork(), delete(), read()

(d) lseekO, stat(), link(), kill()

Q33. In a multithreaded environment _______

a. Each thread is allocated with new memory from main memory.

b. Main threads terminate after the termination of child threads.

c. Every process can have only one thread.

d. None of the above

Q34. Which of the following statement is not true?

a. Multiprogramming implies multitasking

b. Multi-user does not imply multiprocessing

c. Multitasking does not imply multiprocessing

d. Multithreading implies multi-user

Q35. What are the two functions of an operating system?

(a) Resource abstraction and resource preemption

(b) Resource sharing and resource preemption

(c) Resource abstraction and resource management

(d) Resource management and resource sharing

Q36. In the___________ method of data transfer, the participation of the processor is eliminated

during data transfer.

a. Buffering

b. Caching

c. Direct Memory Access

d. Indirect Memory Access

Q37. A thread is a__________ process.

a. Heavy Weight

b. Mutliprocess

c. Inter Thread

d. Light wieght

Q38. If all page frames are initially empty, and a process is allocated 3 page frames in real memory and references its pages in the order 12324523241 and the page replacement is

FIFO, the total number of page faults caused by the process will be__________ .

a.10 b.7 c.8 d.9

Q39. Which scheduling algorithm provides optimal average waiting time? (a) FCFS scheduling


(b) SJF scheduling

(c) Priority Based scheduling

(d) RR scheduling

Q40. Which of the following does an operating system do in a stand-alone computer system?

(a) Manages the user’s files.

(b) Provides the system facilities.

(c) Provides the interface to allow the user to communicate with the computer.

(d) Controls the various peripherals