Operating System Question Bank - FYBSCIT Semester 1 (New Syllabus : 2016-2017) - WAY2IT

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Operating System Question Bank - FYBSCIT Semester 1 (New Syllabus : 2016-2017)


Unit 1.


  • What is Operating System? Discuss its role in computer system.
  • What is batch processing and time sharing operating system?
  • Discuss the generations of operating system.
  • What do you mean by assembler and compiler? Give an example of each.
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of an Operating System..
  • What is batch processing and multi processing operating system?
  • What do you mean by compiler and interpreter? Give an example of each.
  • What are the different types of system call?
  • Write down any ten MS DOS commands with its syntax.
  • What is Kernel? Discus any one type of it
  • Discuss the architecture of an Operating system.
  • Discuss client server architecture.
  • Discuss various types of OS.
  • What do you mean by a process in OS?
  • What is PCB?
  • What is Process state? Describe various process states.
  • What is Inter Process Communication?
  • Define Race Condition.
  • Discuss Peterson’s Solution for Critical Section.
  • Write a short note on Dinning Philosophers’ problem.
  • What is IPC Problem?
  • What do you mean by Deadlock? Discuss ways to avoid deadlock.
  • Discuss Resource allocation graph and its relation with deadlock.
  • What is process scheduling? Discuss FCFS.
  • Discuss scheduling in batch system.
  • What are schedulers?


Unit 2.

  • Explain the concept of Paging.
  • What is a page table? discuss two level page table.
  • Write a short note on Virtual memory.
  • What is demand paging?
  • What do you mean by page replacement? Discuss FIFO.
  • Discuss LRU.(Page replacement method.
  • What is memory management?
  • What do you mean by segmentation?
  • What are the various operation that could be performed on a file?
  • What do you mean by a file? Discuss its various attributes.
  • What is a directory? Discuss various operation that could be performed on it.
  • Discuss directory structure.
  • Discuss Linked list File allocation methods in brief.
  • Discuss NFS.
  • Describe MS-DOS File system structure.
  • Discuss Unix v7 File structure.
  • Explain RAID structure.
  • What is a deadlock?

Unit 3.

  • Discuss how performance of a system is affected by I/O interface.
  • Discuss memory mapped I/O devices.
  • what do you mean by D.M.A.(Direct Memory Access)
  • What do you understand by an interrupt?
  • Write a short note on interrupt handler.
  • Discuss the structure of a hard Disk with the help of a diagram.
  • Discuss RAID structure.
  • Write a short note on clock in OS.
  • Discuss strategies to avoid deadlock.
  • What is resource allocation graph and its role in detecting Deadlock?


Unit 4.

  • Write a note on Type I and Type II hypervisor.
  • What do you mean by Virtualization?
  • Discuss memory virtualization.
  • What are the advantages of Virtualization?
  • What is cloud computing? Discuss its characteristics.
  • What is virtualization? What is the difference between full virtualization and para-virtualization?
  • What is the difference between a pure hypervisor and a pure kernel.
  • What do you mean by Virtual appliances? Give any two examples.
  • Write a short note on Multiprocessor Operating System.
  • Define RPC.
  • What is distributed system? Describe its characteristics


Unit 5.

  • Write a brief note on the development of UNIX Operating System.
  • Compare the file system of Linux and MS. Windows 10
  • Write a short note on Android Architecture.
  • discuss architecture of LINUX
  • Describe kernel structure of linux with the help of diagram.
  • Describe process management in Windows.
  • Discuss Memory management of Linux.
  • Discuss Processes in Linux.
  • Discuss memory management in Windows operating system.
  • Write a short note on NTFS.
  • Discuss security management in Windows operating System