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CS439: Principles of Computer Systems

Discussion Section Problem Set 5

Due in Section on Friday, March 2, 2018

The problem set must be completed before section and brought to section. To ensure that your problem set is turned in correctly and that you receive credit for discussion section, you must follow these guidelines exactly.

  1. What are overlays? How and why were they created?

  2. What is a virtual address? What is a physical address? How do they relate to each other?

  3. What causes a memory exception? What is the end result for the running process?

  4. Assume you have a virtual memory system that uses paging. Is the system vulnerable to internal and/or external fragmentation? Explain.