Multimedia System – CPU and Disk Scheduling MCQ’s

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This set of Operating System Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Multimedia System – CPU and Disk Scheduling”.

1. The priority of a process will ______________ if the scheduler assigns it a static priority.
a) change
b) remain unchanged
c) depends on the operating system
d) none of the mentioned

2. As disks have relatively low transfer rates and relatively high latency rates, disk schedulers must reduce latency times to ___________
a) ensure high bandwidth
b) ensure low bandwidth
c) make sure data is transferred
d) reduce data transfer speeds

3. A scheduling algorithm can use either ___________ priority or ________ priority.
a) static, still
b) static, dynamic
c) live, dead
d) none of the mentioned

4. Servicing requests strictly according to deadline using EDF may result in ___________
a) lower seek times
b) lower bandwidth
c) higher seek time
d) higher bandwidth

5. If several requests have different deadlines that are relatively close together, then using the SCAN – EDF algorithm ___________
a) the SCAN ordering will service the requests in that batch
b) the EDF ordering will service the requests in that batch
c) the FCFS ordering will service the requests in that batch
d) none of the mentioned

6. The EDF scheduler uses ________ to order requests according to their deadlines.
a) stack
b) disks
c) queue
d) none of the mentioned

7. The hybrid algorithm that combines EDF with SCAN algorithm is known as ___________
a) EDS
b) SDF
c) SCAN-EDF
d) None of the mentioned

8. Multimedia systems require _________ scheduling to ensure critical tasks will be serviced within timing deadlines.
a) soft real time
b) hard real time
c) normal
d) none of the mentioned

9. In SCAN – EDF, requests with the same deadlines are ordered according to ___________
a) SCAN policy
b) EDF policy
c) FCFS policy
d) FIFO policy

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