1
GATE CSE 2001
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+1
-0.3
Where does the swap space reside?
A
RAM
B
Disk
C
ROM
D
On-chip cache
2
GATE CSE 2000
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+1
-0.3
Let m[0] ..m[4] be mutexes (binary semaphores) and P[0] ...P[4] be processes. Suppose each process P[i] executes the following:

wait (m[i]); wait (m(m[(i+1) mod 4]))0;
.......
release (m[i]); release (m[(i+1) mod 4]);

This could cause
A
Thrashing
B
Deadlock
C
Starvation, but not the deadlock
D
None of the above
3
GATE CSE 1998
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+1
-0.3
When the result of a computation depends on the speed of the processes involved there is said to be
A
Cycle stealing
B
Race condition
C
A time clock
D
A deadlock
4
GATE CSE 1998
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+1
-0.3
A counting semaphore was initialized to 10. Then 6 P (wait) operations and 4 V (signal) operations were completed on this semaphore. The resulting value of the semaphore
A
0
B
8
C
10
D
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