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If the entire image must be in main memory, then the image must be small and only a limited number of processes can be active at anytime. This problem can be solved by using virtual memory, so that only a portion of the process image (the portion currently being used) needs to be in memory atany given time.

It states that unix is unsuitable for real-time applications because a process executing in kernel mode may not be preempted. elaborate.

Because there are circumstances under which a process may not be preempted (i.e., it is executing in kernel mode), it is impossiblefor the operating system to respond rapidly to real-time requirements.

Use the ps program to list all the processes running on a linux machine (including system processes and processes for all users). list oneProcess for each unique state that is listed (i.e. one per unique entry in the state column) and describe what state this process is in. see the manual pageFor help with ps. next, create five new processes in quick succession and leave them running. using ps, list their process identifiers. is there any relationBetween the identifiers they are assigned?

You can use ps ax to list all the processes on a Linux machine. Here is a list of some of the processes I found:


1 ? S 0:04 init [3]

2 ? SN 0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]

3 ? S<0:02 [events/0]

4 ? S<0:00 [khelper]

9 ? S<0:00 [kthread]

18 ? S<0:06 [kacpid]

118 ? S<0:00 [kblockd/0]

176 ? S 0:00 [pdflush]

179 ? S<0:00 [aio/0]

178 ? S 0:01 [kswapd0]

771 ? S 0:04 [kseriod]

829 ? S<0:00 [ata/0]

843 ? S<0:00 [reiserfs/0]

983 ? Ss 0:00 /sbin/devfsd /dev

5192 ? S 0:00 [khubd]

6328 ? Ss 0:00 metalog [MASTER]

6332 ? S 0:00 metalog [KERNEL]

6366 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events

6991 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd

7326 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/fcron

7422 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/speedfreqd -P /var/run/speedfreq.pid -p pow

There are many more. The TTY column indicates whether the process is attached to a termanl, and STAT gives the state of the process.Most processes are sleeping (S), one has been given a low priority (N), and others have been given a high priority (<). Notice that typically important system processes have a high priority.

If you create five processes in quick succession, they will typically have sequential process identifiers.

How is a process switch different from a mode switch?

A process switch involves the operating system having to do a lot of work, whereas a mode switch is done completely in hardware. Amode switch involves saving the state of the current process (in hardware), changing to supervisor mode, then giving control to the operating system. Theidea is that the operating system will execute a short handler, then return control to the processor. The processor will restore the state of the originalprocess and continue.

With a process switch, the operating system must give control of the CPU to a different process, rather than resuming with theprevious process that was running. Thus it must save the context of the current process in its PCB, update the PCB state and accounting information, move thePCB to a new queue, execute the scheduling algorithm to choose a new process,remove the PCB of that process from the ready queue, update its memory management structures, and restore its context into the processor.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
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How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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