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What occurs is the the number of page faults increase dramatically and the virtual memory subsystem is constantly paging pages in and out of memory. This occurs when the working set of all processes is larger than the amount of RAM available on a system. Segmentation is made up of many small base limit portions , each having a segment number and a size. The segments allow multiple processes to share data on a per segment basis, and since segments may be arbitrarily defined to contain code/stack/whatever, this could be a per subroutine basis.

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preemptive scheduling menas that processes are context switched at regular time intervals, by the kernel. non pre-emptive scheduling, means a process returns control to other processes upon termination, or by yielding . fair share of cpu-time in a non-preemptive system requires that all processes are yielding at similar time intervals. Too much buffering in really high speed networks can reduce performance, if the time required to copy between buffers is comparable to the time spent acting on data.

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To recover from this condition the number of processes currently in the running/ready queue must be reduced. This can be accomplised by suspending processes , so that pressure on physical memory is reduced , and thrashing subsides. Thrashing occurs when too many processes are run on a processor at a given time.

One caveat with user-level threads is that if one thread blocks on a system call then the entire process is blocked and no threads within that process get to run. Most operating systems offer non-blocking versions of system calls that a threading library can use to simulate blocking system calls. One advantage of threads is download from that creating threads and switching among threads in a process is more efficient than creating processes and context switching among processes. Threading also makes certain types of programming easier since all memory is shared among threads. The operating system keeps track of all processes via a list.

Each element in that list is a pointer to a data structure that contains information about one process. The process control block stores all pertinent information about the process, including its state, saved registers, memory map, owner ID, parent process, child processes, and open files. It provides programs with a level of abstraction so they don’t have to deal with the details of accessing hardware. It also manages access to resource, including the CPU , memory , persistent files , a communications network , and devices .