postheadericon Chapter 4, Threads, SMP, and Micro kernels

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Question
Book Ref.
Marks
Year
1
What is thread? Give advantage of threading.
OR
Define thread
OR
What are threads?
4.1
1

1

1
Jan,2000

Jan,2003

Jan,2006
2
Differentiate between a process and a thread. Which are possible operations that can be performed on thread? Write uses and advantages of threads over processes. List the modern operating systems that support threads.
OR
Differentiate between Process and Thread Write the uses and advantage of Thread over a Process. List the modern Operating System that supports them.
4.1
8



2
Jan,2000



Jan,2008
3
List the Thread states
OR
Discuss Thread States with respect to threads
4.1
1

2
Jan,2003

Jan,2006
4
Write short note on user level threads
OR
Give advantages of User-level threads over kernel-level threads.
OR
Discuss  ULT & KLT with respect to threads
OR
Give the difference between User Level Threads and kernel Level Threads.
4.1
3

2

2

2
Jan,2003

Jan,2004

Jan,2006

Dec,2006
5
Jacketing
4.1
2
Jan,2008
6
Define SMP
OR
Symmetric multiprocessors.
OR
Write short note on SMP
4.2
2

2

2
Jan,2000

Jan,2006

Dec,2006
7
Describe the Flynn’s classification of parallel processor architectures in detail. Also discuss the characteristics of symmetric multi processing and fault tolerant systems briefly.
4.2
8
Jan,2002
8
Define multiprocessor systems. Show their classification and advantages. Describe MIMD architecture in detail.
4.2
4
Jan,2000
9
Explain the terms cluster.
4.2
1
Dec,2006
10
Define Microkernel
OR
What is Microkernel? Explain diagrammatically how microkernel differs from layered kernel. Describe the distinct benefits of microkernel organization.
OR
Write short note on Microkernel Architecture
OR
Describe the benefits of Microkernel organization.
OR
What is Microkernel? Discuss benefits of Microkernel
OR
Give the benefits of Microkernel organization
4.3
2

8


2

2

4

2
Jan,2000

Jan,2002


Jan,2003

Jan,2004

Jan,2005

Dec,2006
11
Define the following terms Zombie and Asleep states
4.5
2
Jan,2000
12
Write short note on POSIX threads
4.6
3
Jan,2002
13
When two threads are sharing a variable what problem can arise? What can be the solution?

2
Aug,2004
14
Justify statement:” Kernel level thread, although directly scheduled by scheduler, they are not equivalent to processes”.

2
Jan,2005
15
State whether the following statements are true or false.
In all modern operating systems only processes can be scheduled, whereas threads cannot be scheduled.

1
Jan,2002

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