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CGS 3763 Operating Systems Concepts Spring 2013
Dan C. MarinescuOffice: HEC 304Office hours: M-Wd11:30 - 12:30AM
Last time:AtomicityCoordination with a bounded bufferTodayStudent questionsReviewfor the midtermNext timeMidtermReading assignmentsChapters 6, 7, 8 of the textbookem=LOCKED
Lecture 30 – Friday,March 29, 2013
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Thread coordination, can cause deadlocks and priority inversion. Is there another method like the various CPU scheduling processes in which we can avoid deadlocking? Clarify how a deadlock occurs and its outcomes. What is the most common mechanism for avoiding deadlocks? Will a deadlock completely stop a program? Will the program simply stop running and crash the system?If two processes have end up in a race condition, how does the system decide which to allow running first?What exactly does busy-waiting mean? Can a process be busy-waiting on a single core single processor system?Further explanation of Isolation in regards to the ACID principles. If ACID is followed, does that guarantee that the transaction will complete/fail as a unit or are there other factors involved in this?When comparing two OS’s, is the one with more ACID better?What does atomicity mean?What is the importance of serialization?
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In the concept of contention scope, how do the threads compete? How does the thread library in PCS schedule the threads that compete? What if you have multiple kernel threads?Thread deadlocks, I know that thread deadlocks occur when two threads are holding resources that the other requires, but I don’t understand how to fix the problem. Can you explain priority inversion again? How often do deadlocks occur?
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