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Exam Prep
October 27, 2009 08:23AM
How's the preparation going guys?
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October 27, 2009 08:36AM
First have some other exams to worry about - but have taken out the text book once or twice...
Re: Exam Prep
October 27, 2009 09:36AM
Well, that's a start smiling smiley

It's my next exam, I've got INF308J on the 11th, right after, and the rest later on in Nov...so I'll have to go at it full swing from today. Where to start...
Re: Exam Prep
October 27, 2009 10:34AM
Some slides and practice exercises:

Practice + Solutions

Chapter Slides
avatar Re: Exam Prep
October 27, 2009 01:27PM
Thanx for the links!!
Re: Exam Prep
October 29, 2009 10:55AM
My head hurts.

Anyone else have some summaries or notes that could be of some assistance?

I guess we only have to really be able to answer questions related to the Checklists in tut 501? Will there be questions about OS examples, for instance how Unix implements a file structure or something?
avatar Re: Exam Prep
October 29, 2009 04:45PM
I don't think there is any Unix type questions this year.
Re: Exam Prep
October 30, 2009 12:28PM
No questions on Java or Unix will be included in the exam.

Best of luck!!
T Horne
Anonymous User
Re: Exam Prep
November 01, 2009 07:35AM
Thanks a lot for the links - very helpful!

Good luck to all - ughhh - so much to get through...
avatar Re: Exam Prep
November 01, 2009 09:19AM
Luckily, 80% is "sums" - much "cooler" than the 80% theory we got in Cos340.
Re: Exam Prep
November 01, 2009 10:34AM
I must agree with Reanie about the "sums"!
I'm going to concentrate more on the calculations etc that they've asked in the tutorials...
Re: Exam Prep
November 03, 2009 07:03PM
How would you guys approach Q1 of the example exam paper?

"Explain the difference between a semaphore and a monitor. Also give the classical definitions of the wait() and signal() operations, as well as one programming example (in a block-structured
pseudocode language) of the implementation of a monitor."

Specifically the monitor implementation part, i'm not sure how much they expect.

Would something like this be suitable:

monitor monitor_name {
shared variables;
condition x;

procedure p1 {
do something
if something != something_else
x.wait();
}

procedure p2 {
do something
x.signal()
}

}
Re: Exam Prep
November 04, 2009 10:59PM
Anyone? Let's try and go through the whole example paper to work out some model answers.
Anonymous User
Re: Exam Prep
November 05, 2009 01:35PM
Any body with past exams tut?
Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 08:41PM
Everyone ready for tomorrow? Good luck guys!
Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 09:10PM
Yep, Ready! But still need 3 hours of learning. . . Hello midnight! eye popping smiley
avatar Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 09:47PM
I do have summary notes for this module, but it is not of much help, only 20% will be theory, you better go do the calculations and you'll be OK (I hope!)

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Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 10:14PM
After all this calculations I'm already looking like a calculator! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out My brother has written the exam last year! He sad if my calculations are up to speed I’ll be OK. Well, I guest we will find out for ourselves soon enough!
Anonymous User
Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 10:21PM
Do you mind e-mailing me your summary notes so I can just browse through them...mine are missing the last few chapters. Thanks a lot.
My e-mail: unisaCOS321@gmail.com.

Good luck!
avatar Re: Exam Prep
November 09, 2009 10:39PM
ha ha you've created a whole dedicated e-mail just for 1 note!!

anyway those notes are not mine, I downloaded them from wikistudents, go check that web site it is really helpful
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