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Review question of Protection and Security

Briefly explain how single, double, and circular buffering can be used to improve the performance of a process.

With single buffering, the operating system dedicates a buffer to a process. This allows the process to work on one block while theI/O system reads another block into the buffer.

With double buffering, the operating system dedicates two buffers to a process. The process can then empty one buffer while the I/Osystem fills the other. This allows the process to process data as fast as the I/O system can read it in.

Why is the average search time to find a record in a file less for an indexed sequential file than for a sequential file?

With a sequential file, the records are stored in order of a particular key, but searching requires going through all of therecords sequentially until a match is found. In an indexed sequential file, the index contains pointers to every K records in the file. For a file with Nrecords, searching for a record with a particular key requires searching only the N/K entries in the index, and then the K records in that section of thefile. Depending on the size of K, this can be considerably less than sequentially searching through all N entries.

Briefly describe the four categories of information stored in a file directory. give an example of an item from each category, along with a oneSentence description.

  • Basic information is used to identify the file and includes the file name and type.
  • Address information is used to find the file on disk and includes the address and size of the file.
  • Access control information is used to provide sharing and protection and includes the owner and related access information.
  • Usage information is used for accounting and includes such items as the date of creation and last modification.


Perform the same type of analysis as that of table 11.2 for the following sequence of disk track requests: 27, 129, 110, 186, 147, 41, 10, 64,120. assume that the disk head is initially positioned over track 100 and is moving in the direction of decreasing track number. do the same analysis, butNow assume that the disk head is moving in the direction of increasing track number.


Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed
27 73 110 10 64 36 64 36
129 102 120 10 41 23 41 23
110 19 129 9 27 14 27 14
186 76 147 18 10 17 10 17
147 39 186 39 110 100 186 176
41 106 64 122 120 10 147 39
10 31 41 23 129 9 129 18
64 54 27 14 147 18 120 9
120 56 10 17 186 39 110 10
Average 61.8 Average 29.1 Average 29.6 Average 38

If the disk head is initially moving in the direction of increasing track number, the results change for only scan and c-scan:

Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed Next track accessed Number of tracks traversed
110 10 110 10
120 10 120 10
129 9 129 9
147 18 147 18
186 39 186 39
64 122 10 176
41 23 27 17
27 14 41 14
10 17 64 23
Average 29.1 Average 35.1

Consider the disk system described in Problem 11.9 and assume the disk rotates at 360 rpm. A processor reads one sector from thedisk using interrupt-driven I/O, with one interrupt per byte. If it takes 2.5 μs to process each interrupt, what percentage of time will the processor spendhandling I/O (disregard seek time)? Repeat using DMA, and assume one interrupt per sector.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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