Arrival Times - Operating Systems and System Programming - Exams, Exams for Operating Systems. Central University of Jammu and Kashmir

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Description: Main points of this exam paper are: Arrival Times, Substantially More, More Time Consuming, Interpretation, Fifo, Deadlock Problem, Deadlock Detection, Banker'S Algorithm, Semaphore Fullsem, Numcoke Number
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CS 162, MIDTERM 1, FALL 1996

CS 162


FALL 1996

Prof. Alan Jay Smith

You have until the end of class for this exam. The exam is closed book. All answers should be written on the exam paper. Anything that we can't read or understand won't get credit. Any question for which you give no answer at all will receive 25% partial credit. Please answer in standard English; illiterate or illegible answers to essay questions will lose credit. Please watch the front board for corrections and other informations. This exam has 6 questions on 7 pages and is in two parts.

Problem #1 The state of a system is as shown. (There are 3 processes, A, B and C. There are two resources.)

process Allocated Max_need

A 10 15 30 20

B 0 30 40 75

C 20 10 30 35

available: 15 30

Determine if this system is in a safe state. Show your work (12)

Problem #2 Assume that the arrival times and run times of jobs are as follows:

job arrival-time run-time

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A 0 5

B 0.5 3

C 1.5 0.5

a. Show the sequence of executions and compute the mean flow time for the following scheduling algorithms (15):


ii. SET (Q--->0; i.e. processor sharing)

iii. SRPT

b. Now assume that the system is non-preemptive. You have future knowlege. What the schedule (of all possible schedules, not just the algorithms from part (a) that minimizes the mean flow time? (5)

c. Still assuming that the system is non-preemptive, and you have future knowlege, let there be two CPUs (processors). What is the schedule that minimizes the mean flow time now? Compute the mean flow time. (5)

d. Now assume that preemption is permitted, and that there are two processors. Show the schedule that minimizes the time to completion (i.e. until all jobs are done) (5)

Problem #3 Suppose C is augmented with P,V, and Conditional-P. Conditional P tries to decrement the semaphore, if it is not legal (i.e. Sem = 0), then it returns FALSE, if it is legal, it does it and returns TRUE.

a) What is useful about Conditional-P? (6)

b) Can it be used to avoid deadlocks in all cases? (Why/Why not, be careful to state your assumption). (6)

Problem #4 Assume a Coca-Cola machine exists. Assume there are many people who drink Coca-Cola and many people who stock the machine with Coca-Cola (21). Write functions for the 'Stockers' and the 'Drinkers', using P() and V(). Properly synchronize your code so that only *one* stocker or drinker can have access to the coke machine at

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a given time.

Correctness constraints: 1) Drinkers can only drink if there is a coke in the machine. 2) Stockers only stock the machine when it is completely empty.

Assume there are NUMCOKE number of coke slots in the machine.

Semaphore mutex = 1; Semaphore emptySem = 0; Semaphore fullSem = NUMCOKES;

Problem #5 Under what circumstances is FIFO a better scheduling algorithm than SET? Explain (10).

Problem #6 The following "solutions" to the deadlock problem were described in class. Explain the disadvantages to each (15): a. deadlock detection and recovery

b. make all processes obtain their resources in the same order

c. banker's algorithm

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