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1 Disks Disk Hardware (1) Disk parameters for the original IBM PC floppy disk and a Western Digital WD hard disk

2 Disk Hardware Physical geometry of a disk with two zones A possible virtual geometry for this disk

3 Disk Arm Scheduling Algorithms Time required to read or write a disk block determined by 3 factors 1. Seek time 2. Rotational delay 3. Actual transfer time Seek time dominates Error checking is done by controllers

4 FCFS Illustration shows total head movement of 640 cylinders.

5 SSTF Selects the request with the minimum seek time from the current head position. SSTF scheduling is a form of SJF scheduling; may cause starvation of some requests. Illustration shows total head movement of 236 cylinders.

6 SSTF (Cont.)

7 SCAN/Elevator The disk arm starts at one end of the disk, and moves toward the other end, servicing requests until it gets to the other end of the disk, where the head movement is reversed and servicing continues. Sometimes called the elevator algorithm. Illustration shows total head movement of 208 cylinders.

8 SCAN (Cont.)

9 C-SCAN Provides a more uniform wait time than SCAN. The head moves from one end of the disk to the other servicing requests as it goes. When it reaches the other end, however, it immediately returns to the beginning of the disk, without servicing any requests on the return trip. Treats the cylinders as a circular list that wraps around from the last cylinder to the first one.

10 C-SCAN (Cont.)

11 C-LOOK Version of C-SCAN Arm only goes as far as the last request in each direction, then reverses direction immediately, without first going all the way to the end of the disk.

12 C-LOOK (Cont.)

13 Error Handling A disk track with a bad sector Substituting a spare for the bad sector Shifting all the sectors to bypass the bad one

14 OS Review What is an OS? What is a Process? What is a Memory Manager? What is a File System?

15 What is an OS? System Calls Resource Manager

16 What is a process? –Program in execution –Process States –Threads –Synchronization –Scheduling

17 What is Memory Management? Multiprogramming and the need to manage memory MFT, MVT, security (bounds, limit) Virtual Memory –Paging –Segmentation –Segments are paged Page replacement algorithms

18 What is a File System? Files and Directories File operations, permissions, security File structure organization –Allocation and De-allocation Disks, partitions, file systems –Disk scheduling

19 Questions?

20 Disk Arm Scheduling Algorithms (3) The elevator algorithm for scheduling disk requests

21 Disk Arm Scheduling Algorithms (2) Shortest Seek First (SSF) disk scheduling algorithm Initial position Pending requests


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