OS Chapter 4 Discussion Questions

1. Provide 2 programming examples in which multithreading provides better performance than a single-threaded solution.

2. What are the 2 differences between user-level threads and kernel-level threads? Under what circumstances is one type better than the other?
3. Describe the actions taken by the kernel to context switch between kernel-level threads.
4. What resources are used when a thread is created? How do they differ from those used when a process is created?
Please read your book and write your answers on your notebook. Be prepared for the oral quiz on Sept. 8, 2009 (Tuesday)

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