Welcome to Operating System Quiz, Advanced Level !!

Question 1. Consider a machine with 64 MB physical memory and a 32-bit virtual address space. If the page size is 4KB, what is the approximate size of the page table?

16 MB

8 MB

2 MB

24 MB

Question 2. 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 1 2 3 2 4 5 2 3 2 4 1 and the page replacement is FIFO, the total number of page faults caused by the process will be ?

10

7

8

9

Question 3. Demand paged memory allocation

allows the virtual address space to be independent of the physical memory

allows the virtual address space to be a multiple of the physical memory size

allows deadlock to be detected in paging schemes

is present only in Windows NT

Question 4. Consider Peterson?s algorithm for mutual exclusion between two concurrent processes i and j. The program executed by process is shown below
      repeat
          flag [i] = true;
          turn = j;
          while ( P ) do no-op;
          Enter critical section, perform actions, then exit critical section
      flag [ i ] = false;
      Perform other non-critical section actions
     until false;

For the program to guarantee mutual exclusion, the predicate P in the while loop should be

flag [j] = true and turn = i

flag [j] = true and turn = j

flag [i] = true and turn = j

flag [i] = true and turn = i

Question 5. An optimal scheduling algorithm in terms of minimizing the average waiting time of a given set of processes is

FCFS scheduling algorithm

Round robin scheduling algorithm

Shorest job - first scheduling algorithm

None of the above

Question 6. In Priority Scheduling a priority number (integer) is associated with each process. The CPU is allocated to the process with the highest priority (smallest integer = highest priority). The problem of, Starvation ? low priority processes may never execute, is resolved by ?

Terminating the process.

Aging

Mutual Exclusion

Semaphore

Question 7. More than one word are put in one cache block to

exploit the temporal locality of reference in a program

exploit the spatial locality of reference in a program

reduce the miss penalty

none of the abov

Question 8. _________ allocates the largest hole (free fragment) available in the memory.

best fit

worst fit

first fit

none of the above

Question 9. _________ is a high speed cache used to hold recently referenced page table entries a part of paged virtual memory

Translation Lookaside buffer

Inverse page table

Segmented page table

all of the above

Question 10. In one of the deadlock prevention methods, impose a total ordering of all resource types, and require that each process requests resources in an increasing order of enumeration. This violates which condition of deadlock

Mutual exclusion

Hold and Wait

Circular Wait

no preemption