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Year
1
What is Process?
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Define Process
3.1
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2
What actions are taken while creating a new process?
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Which could be the possible reasons for process creation? 
OR
What are the steps performed by operating system to create a new process?
OR
Explain the steps undertaken by the operating system for process creation.
OR
What are the steps performed by an Operating System to Create new process.
3.2
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2
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3
What actions are taken while terminating a process?
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Explain at least 10 different reasons for process termination. 
3.2
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2
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Jan,2002
4
Discuss the five state process models. Explain also various queues developed for different states. What do you mean by spanned state?
OR
Draw the standard five-state transition diagram and explain how the processes change the states. Does the UNIX operating system also have the same number of process states?
OR
Explain the five state process model 
3.2
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Jan,2003
5
Discuss the reasons for process suspension
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When a process will be moved from Ready to Ready Suspended state?
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What is swapping? Justify the need of swapping.
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List the reasons for suspending a process.
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Explain Process State transition with appropriate figure
OR
Suspended Processes
3.2
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6
Describe the elements of PCB in detail.
OR
Write short notes on process control block
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What are included in process state information? Give importance of each filed.
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Explain the entries of Process Control Block in detail.
3.3
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3

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4
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7
Explain briefly the following term : Interrupt and trap
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Define trap
3.4
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1
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8
Write short note on Unix process states and process transition diagram.
OR
Draw and explain the Unix Process State Transition diagram.
3.7
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3
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9
Write the difference between context switching and process switching.
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Differentiate between context and process switch.

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4
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10
State whether the following statements are true or false.
When arithmetic overflow occurs current process is suspended until the error routine is services. 
TRUE
1
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11
State whether the following statements are true or false.
Pentium EFLAGS register is the example of program status word.  
TRUE
1
Jan,2002

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