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GATE CSE 2018
Numerical
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Consider a storage disk with $$4$$ platters (numbered as $$0, 1, 2$$ and $$3$$), $$200$$ cylinders (numbered as $$0, 1,$$ … , $$199$$), and $$256$$ sectors per track (numbered as $$0, 1, … , 255$$). The following $$6$$ disk requests of the form [sector number, cylinder number, platter number] are received by the disk controller at the same time: $$[120, 72, 2] , [180, 134, 1] , [60, 20, 0] , [212, 86, 3] , [56, 116, 2] , [118, 16, 1]$$

Currently the head is positioned at sector number $$100$$ of cylinder $$80,$$ and is moving towards higher cylinder numbers. The average power dissipation in moving the head over $$100$$ cylinders is $$20$$ milliwatts and for reversing the direction of the head movement once is $$15$$ milliwatts. Power dissipation associated with rotational latency and switching of head between different platters is negligible.

The total power consumption in milliwatts to satisfy all of the above disk requests using the Shortest Seek Time First disk scheduling algorithm is _______.

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GATE CSE 2016 Set 1
Numerical
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Consider a disk queue with requests for $${\rm I}/O$$ to blocks on cylinders $$47, 38, 121, 191,$$ $$87, 11, 92, 10.$$ The $$C$$-$$LOOK$$ scheduling algorithm is used. The head is initially at cylinder number $$63,$$ moving towards larger cylinder numbers on its servicing pass. The cylinders are numbered from $$0$$ to $$199.$$ The total head movement (in number of cylinders) incurred while servicing these requests is _________________ .
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GATE CSE 2015 Set 1
Numerical
+2
-0
Suppose the following disk request sequence (track numbers) for a disk with 100 tracks is given:

45, 20, 90, 10, 50, 60, 80, 25, 70.

Assume that the initial position of the R/W head is on track 50. The additional distance that will be traversed by the R/W head when the Shortest Seek Time First (SSTF) algorithm is used compared to the SCAN (Elevator) algorithm (assuming that SCAN algorithm moves towards 100 when it starts execution) is____________ tracks.
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GATE CSE 2015 Set 1
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
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Consider a main memory with five page frames and the following sequence of page references: 3, 8, 2, 3, 9, 1, 6, 3, 8, 9, 3, 6, 2, 1, 3. Which one of the following is true with respect to page replacement policies First In First Out (FIFO) and Least Recently Used (LRU)?
A
Both incur the same number of page faults
B
FIFO incurs 2 more page faults than LRU
C
LRU incurs 2 more page faults than FIFO
D
FIFO incurs 1 more page faults than LRU
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