1
GATE CSE 2020
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.67
Consider the following five disk access requests of the form (request id, cylinder number) that are present in the disk scheduler queue at a given time.

(P, 155), (Q, 85), (R, 110), (S, 30), (T, 115)

Assume the head is positioned at cylinder 100. The scheduler follows Shortest Seek Time First scheduling to service the requests.

Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
A
The head reverses its direction of movement between servicing of Q and P.
B
T is serviced before P.
C
R is serviced before P.
D
Q is serviced after S, but before T.
2
GATE CSE 2018
Numerical
+2
-0
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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3
GATE CSE 2016 Set 1
Numerical
+2
-0
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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4
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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