Operating System MCQ - Multiprocessor Systems

Multiprocessor Systems MCQs : This section focuses on "Multiprocessor Systems" in Operating System. These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) should be practiced to improve the Operating System skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placements, entrance exams and other competitive examinations.

1. In single processor systems, they only have _______ processor.

A. Zero
B. one
C. two
D. multiple

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2. How many types of multiprocessors?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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3. Which multiprocessor system contains a master slave relationship?

A. Symmetric Multiprocessors
B. Singleton Multiprocessors
C. Asymmetric Multiprocessors
D. Both A and B

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4. Which of the following is Disadvantages of Multiprocessor Systems?

A. Multiprocessor systems is quite expensive
B. All the processors in the multiprocessor system share the memory. So a much larger pool of memory is required as compared to single processor systems.
C. more complex and complicated operating system is required in multiprocessor systems.
D. All of the above

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5. The feature of the multi-microprocessor architecture is

A. task dependent
B. single bus provider for many processors
C. design is for a specific task
D. All of the above

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6. The main objective in building the multi-microprocessor is

A. greater throughput
B. enhanced fault tolerance
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above

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7. A multiprocessor operating system must take care of

A. authorized data access and data protection
B. unauthorized data access and data protection
C. authorized data access
D. data protection

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8. A common synchronization mechanism used in multiprocessor operating system is

A. Complex
B. Lockstep
C. Clock
D. Locks

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9. In a multiprocessor system, if one processor fails, the system will halt

A. TRUE
B. FALSE
C. Can be true or false
D. Can not say

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10. An example of the symmetric multiprocessing system is the Encore version of Unix for the Multimax Computer.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE
C. Can be true or false
D. Can not say

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