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Q:

Which among the following are not the children of Swapper or Scheduler?

A) Process Dispatcher B) Vhand
C) Dbflush D) All the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All the above

Explanation:

Process Dispatcher,Vhand,Dbflush are the children of Scheduler

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Q:

What is a zombie?

Answer

When a program forks and the child finishes before the parent, the kernel still keeps some of its information about the child in case the parent might need it – for example, the parent may need to check the child’s exit status. To be able to get this information, the parent calls `wait()’; In the interval between the child terminating and the parent calling `wait()’, the child is said to be a `zombie’ (If you do `ps’, the child will have a `Z’ in its status field to indicate this.)

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Q:

How can you get/set an environment variable from a program?

Answer

Getting the value of an environment variable is done by using `getenv()’. Setting the value of an environment variable is done by using `putenv()’

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What is a shell?

Answer

A shell is an interactive user interface to an operating system services that allows an user to enter commands as character strings or through a graphical user interface. The shell converts them to system calls to the OS or forks off a process to execute the command. System call results and other information from the OS are presented to the user through an interactive interface. Commonly used shells are sh,csh,ks etc.

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Q:

The Good Governance Day (GGD) is observed on which day in India?

A) December 22 B) December 25
C) December 21 D) December 24
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) December 25

Explanation:

The Good Governance Day (GGD) is observed every year in India on the eve of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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