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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. Where does the swap space reside ?




On-chip cache

Question 3. FIFO scheduling is

Preemptive Scheduling

Non Preemptive Scheduling

Deadline Scheduling

Fair share scheduling

Question 4. ______ is a high level abstraction over Semaphore

Shared memory

Message passing


Mutual exclusion

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. _________ 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 7. Which technique was introduced because a single job could not keep both the CPU and the I/O devices busy



Preemptive scheduling


Question 8. In UNIX based systems,To build a modularized kernel, the kernel-headers and kernel-source packages must first be installed. Where will you find the kernel-headers and kernel-source





Question 9. Which symbol will be used with grep command to match the pattern pat at the beginning of a line





Question 10. Which of the following file name extension suggests that the file is Backup copy of another file