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Thrashing occurs when (A) When a page fault occurs (B) Processes on system frequently access pages not memory (C) Processes on system are in running state (D) Processes on system are in waiting state

Answer: (B)

Explanation: Thrashing occurs processes on system require more memory than it has. If processes do not have “enough” pages, the pagefault rate is very high. This leads to: – low CPU utilization – operating system spends most of its time swapping to disk The above situation is called thrashing

Last Updated : 12 Feb, 2013
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