Questions tagged [process-scheduling]

Questions about how operating systems decide which process to execute at which time.

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In Round-Robin Scheduling with $n$ processes in ready queue and time quantum $q$, each process gets $1/n$ of CPU time in chunks of at most $q$

I was going through the Round-Robbin Scheduling Section of the dinosaur book by Galvin et. al. where I came across the following statement by the authors: If there are $n$ processes in the ready ...
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Difficulty in understanding the “expontential average” plot of the estimate of the next CPU burst with the actual CPU burst

I was going through the portion of exponential averaging (to find the CPU bursts) under Shortest Job First (SJF) Scheduling from the dinosaur by Galvin et. al. Let $t_n$ be the length of the $n$th ...
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When does short term scheduler pick the next job?

So I have the following scheduling algorithm: If we use a round-robin scheduler under which the CPU visits existing processes in order of their priorities (from highest priority to lowest priority) ...
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CPU scheduling Decisions

Operating System - CPU scheduling Decisions The question above talks about why CPU scheduling does not take place when ready to running. But I wonder why CPU scheduling does not take place when new ...
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Why does taking advantage of locality matter in multithreaded systems?

As we all know, when a given thread/process reaches a memory address it does not have cached, the execution will (for the most part) freeze up until said data is fetched from memory. What I don't ...
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Round Robin, confused about how to processes are handled related to arrival order

See this picture, in parentheses are (arrival time, execution time required) Why doesn't the "p5" process is processed before "p6"? Why do p3 and p4 are finished and p5 is ...
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Scheduling Repeating, Flexible Intervals with Restrictions on Overlap

I work in 52:17 work:break intervals, as there's some evidence showing it's an effective way to structure the day. However, meetings or planned breaks often require shifting that schedule, moving, ...
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Scheduling algorithm for a student's study times given assignments, expected time, due dates, and class times

I would like to create an algorithm that advises a student when they should work on certain assignments given the expected time each assignment will take, and the due date of each assignment. Say that ...
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How to use Parallel Semaphores for Dining Philosophers Problem

I am in an intro to OS class and we are learning about mutual exclusion and semaphores. One classical problem we learned about was the dining philosophers problem. My professor touched on the ...
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OS: Why is it necessary to have hardware support for implementing Preemptive Scheduling Strategies?

I think, Preemption can easily be done in kernel mode, where it just have to call the Context-Switch procedure. Also, based on algorithm we can select the new process from the ready queue as well... I'...
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Is it okay to understand Job Queue Like this?

I have a hard time understanding the concept of job queue. Is it right if I understand job queue like the following??? For example, when user click the icon of an exe file, the newly created process ...
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Question about pointer in PCB structure and meaning of job queue

PCB structure exists inside kernel area. And in ready queue, which is Linked List, each Node of the queue is PCB. And this mean PCB Node has the next address of PCB in the queue, right?? Then My ...
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How to place the deadlines in “Earliest deadline first scheduling” in this question?

So I followed this tutorial to get the concept of "Earliest deadline first scheduling". I have to implement this task >>> TASK. Now the thing which I am not getting in this Task is ...
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OS: Are User-level threads and software threads (and also kernel-level threads and hardware threads) the same?

I am referencing the Book Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms" by Ellis Horowitz et al. At the part which they talk about multi-threading models, user-level and kernel-level thread are introduced....
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Algorithm favours CPU bound or I/O bound processes

Some scheduling algorithms favour CPU bound processes while others favour I/O bound processes. Which algorithm favours which type of process? My answers: SJF favours I/O bound processes.Explanation: ...
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Early Deadline First (EDF) scheduling in real-time systems feasibility test proof

I am trying to prove Theorem 6.2 on page 127 of the book Real-Time Systems by Jane W. S. Liu: http://www.cse.hcmut.edu.vn/~thai/books/2000%20_%20Liu-%20Real%20Time%20Systems.pdf It is based on Early ...
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Gantt chart for Round Robin Scheduling using only arrival and completion time

I had the following question in my Operating System 'CPU- Scheduling' assignment- 4 processes A,B,C,D have estimated time of completion of 5,7,9,11 ns each. They are scheduled in a round-robin fashion ...
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Confused between the terms Process and Process Control Block

I was reading about the Long term scheduler, when I read that when memory is not enough and load on the CPU due to multiprogramming is too high, a process might be moved to secondary storage space (...
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Round robin doubt

Consider a system running ten I/O-bound tasks and one CPU-bound task. Assume that the I/O-bound tasks issue an I/O operation one for every millisecond of CPU computing and that each I/O operation ...
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What are the differences between Earliest Deadline First (EDF) and Earliest Due Date (EDD)?

From my understanding, the EDF (Earliest Deadline First) rule is essentially an iterative "version" of the EDD (Earliest Due Date) rule, which allows for preemption. At every point in time, ...
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Cores, threads and sockets: what does it mean the calculation $T = tcs$ and the number on windows task manager performance?

Well, suppose then we have an CPU system such as: Thread(s) per core $\equiv t$ : 4 Core(s) per socket $\equiv c$: 4 Socket(s) $\equiv s$: 1 Then, we must to perform a simple ...
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Why does Fully Utilized Thread Change over time?

While I was running a simple program which needed to run for a couple minutes, I made an observation I can't find an answer for on google. Here is a snip of my system monitor which demonstrates my ...
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Understanding proofs Lemma 11 & 10 in this specific Computer Science Scheduling Paper

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the proofs Lemma 11 and Lemma 10 (Pages 10 and 11) in this paper called: Preemptive and Non-Preemptive Real-Time UniProcessor Scheduling. Generally the ...
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Polynomial-Time reduction from Partition to MakeSpan

Partition Problem: Input: $A:=$ {$a_{1}, ..., a_{n} $}. $a_{i} \in \mathbb{N}$ $\forall i \in$ $\{1, \ldots, n\}$. Question: Exists a subset $A_{1} \subset A$ with: $\sum_{a_{i} \in A_{1}} a_{i} = \...
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Finding the timestamps of processes implementing Lamport's clocks

I have been asked this question, but don't know how to go about answering it. Three process, which are implementing Lamport's clocks, are running and a lot of events are taking, place including some ...
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Scheduling of process manufacturing with setup times

Overview The process manufacturing is (in contrast to discrete manufacturing) focused on the production of continuous goods such as oil. The planning is typically solvable by means of Linear ...
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How to compute this CPU scheduling exercise?

How can I compute this type of problem? My doubts are one the number of jobs, I have tried drawing a Gantt chart, but it becomes huge and unmanageable. How am I supposed to represent the results? ...
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Questions regarding CPU scheduling algorithms ( Round Robin and Priority scheduling )

Consider the following processes : 1) My First Question is if we need to schedule them using preemptive priority scheduling with Round-Robin for equal processes priorities with a quantum of 3. Here ...
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In completely fair scheduler in Linux, how to calculate the initial virtual run time of a process

I am trying to implement a completely fair scheduler. I want to know how to calculate the initial value of virtual run time of a process in order to insert the process into a red black tree
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What is cold-start penalty ? What are some ways to reduce it?

when a new process is created using a fork() function, there is a cold start penalty, what is this and why does it happen?
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Round Robin time slice(quantum time)

In all books about this topic, I read that there is a rule of thumb is that 80% of the process execution time is lower than time slice. But how do I calculate this value? I looked at every article ...
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Does pre-emption of a process occur when that process is busy waiting?

I was reading about Peterson's Solution for Synchronisation. Let's assume the two shared variables to be int bool flag[2] and ...
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How does a dual core microprocessors run so many programs?

I have a laptop with Intel dual core and it runs, the OS windows, and many application from Opera, age of empires, word, excel etc open at once just fine. If it only has 2 cores, how can so many ...
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When does a semaphore issue a wait and when does it issue a signal?

In my textbook, Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (9th Edition) by William Stallings in chapter 5, it explains how semaphores work: The fundamental principle is this: Two or more ...
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Expected value of next CPU burst using exponential averaging

The burst time is needed for Shortest Job First (SJF) and Shortest Run Time First (SRTF) scheduling. To get the approximate burst time, we use the equation $$\tau_{n + 1} = t_n + (1 - \alpha)\tau_n$$ ...
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What is Round Robin's behavior when a process comes at the same time that the old process is swapped out?

Let's say there are two processes: p1 and p2, their arrival time and service time are 0,2 and 3,1 respectively. The time quantum is 2s. After excuting for two seconds, will the processor excute p2 ...
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Calculation of speed up of a program executed in multi-threaded system

Speed up of execution of a program is to be calculated within a multi-threading rather than a single thread system. The program's 30% instruction can be executed serially & rest can be executed ...
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How exactly does a CPU do process scheduling?

I know in theory how various scheduling algorithms work, such as round robin, where each process is given small time slices to run a few instructions, before the operating system passes execution onto ...
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Calculating minimum processing time for many recipes and tools

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow but a comment was made to the effect that my problem pertains to Job Shop Scheduling and that it was more of a comp sci problem than a programming ...
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What approach to solve an open shop problem with following constraints

Say we have an open shop scheduling problem with following constraints : No wait-time between operations of a job Multiple job types (meaning each job type has different set of operations eventhough ...
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Can a schedule be conflict serializable but not serializable?

A schedule is called conflict serializable if it can be transformed into a serial schedule by swapping non-conflicting operations. Then, My question is: Can a schedule be conflict serializable but ...
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Appreciation of the 5 state process model

I'm starting out in an Operating Systems module. I have a few understanding questions to think about, which will not be gone through in class. A process state model is an abstraction (or model) which ...
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Difference between Response time, Execution time, and CPU time

I studied Computer Architecture from David A. Patterson and have came across the idea of Response time. Response time also called Execution time. The total time required for the computer to ...
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multithreading - duration of jobs

" How long will it take for 2 jobs to complete if they're running in parallel, knowing that both have a total of 20 minutes of CPU usage time and 50% IO" I calculated the CPU usage: ...
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Round-Robin fashion exercise

In my Operating Systems class I have an exercise to sketch out how a round-robin algorithm would apply to a specific scenario, which is the following: Now the correction that I was provided with by ...
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Proccess scheduling arrival time

If I have a set of processes, let's say 9 and I know the burst time and the waiting time for SJF algorithm and also know that processes arrive in groups of 3 processes at M1 moment, M2 moment, M3 ...
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Why are threads called the unit of dispatch?

Threads called the "unit of dispatch" but what does that mean? I was looking over the web and two operating systems books but I can't find the answer. It seems that processes are defined by two ...
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Rate Monotonic maximum execution time

There are several periodic tasks (Period, Execution time), e.g.: A = (20, 9) B = (12, 4) C = (4, X) What methods/tests can be used for finding the maximum execution time X for which the task ...
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Why does the operating system switch an active process to different cores?

When running a single-threaded application that is 'always busy', on a multi-core computer, modern operating systems will typically switch the process from one core to another from time to time. Even ...
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Can a process run if there's not enough space for minimum pages?

I'm studying OS and I came up with this scenario where the OS works with a paging scheme and virtual memory, and a process wants to start running, but in memory, there's not enough space to allocate ...