Comp111 - Quiz 2 Review 2

Quiz 2 Dec 8, 2009 - closed book

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  1. I/o subsystems form ________1________ relationships with one another in order to simplify coding. The disk ________2________ has no idea of the meaning of the data it manages, which can consist of descriptions of inodes, file blocks, and ________3________ blocks.
  2. An inode for a file contains information on its ________4________, ________5________, and ________6________ but contains no information on the files's ________7________.
  3. The root directory (/) is the only one whose ________8________ is itself. We exploit this in determining the ________9________ of a file, by traversing the directory tree ________10________ to the root and remembering the name of each ________11________ encountered.
  4. The virtual memory subsystem utilizes ________12________ space to augment physical memory. To speed up memory access, a typical VM system ________13________ the address of a page.
  5. Round-robin scheduling is optimal for minimizing ________14________ time (in many cases) while ________15________ scheduling is optimal for maximizing throughput. The scheduler cannot predict when ________16________ will occur and has to approximate this based at most upon prior behavior of the process.
  6. One reason that scheduling is not a simple problem is that ________17________ switching does not occur in no time at all. It takes time to save and restore both the values of ________18________ and the memory ________19________. Some time is saved if the context switch is between ________20________ rather than between normal processes.