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Q:

Which among the following is not aprocess state in unix?

A) Running B) Runnable
C) Zombie D) Stopped
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Runnable

Explanation:

The process states of unix are running,Zombie,stopped,Waiting.

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getppid() system call is used to bias the existing priority of a process 

A) TRUE B) FALSE
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) FALSE

Explanation:

It is used to get parent process identifier

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Q:

Which among the following is a system call used for process management

A) fork() B) exec()
C) getppid() D) All the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All the above

Explanation:

All the above listed are the System calls for process management

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What scheme does the Kernel in Unix System V follow while choosing a swap device among the multiple swap devices?

Answer

Kernel follows Round Robin scheme choosing a swap device among the multiple swap devices in Unix System V.

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If you are using C language to implement the heterogeneous linked list, what pointer type will you use?

Answer

The heterogeneous linked list contains different data types in its nodes and we need a link, pointer to connect them. It is not possible to use ordinary pointers for this. So we go for void pointer. Void pointer is capable of storing pointer to any type as it is a generic pointer type.

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