# Andrew S. Tanenbaum (OS) Edition 4 Exercise 3 Question 28 (Page No. 257)

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If $FIFO$ page replacement is used with four page frames and eight pages, how many page faults will occur with the reference string $0172327103$ if the four frames are initially empty? Now repeat this problem for$LRU.$

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A student has claimed that ‘‘in the abstract, the basic page replacement algorithms (FIFO, LRU, optimal) are identical except for the attribute used for selecting the page to be replaced.’’ What is that attribute for the FIFO algorithm? LRU algorithm? Optimal algorithm? Give the generic algorithm for these page replacement algorithms.
Suppose that the $\text{WSClock}$ page replacement algorithm uses a $\tau$ of two ticks, and the system state is the following: where the three flag bits $V, R,$ and $M$ ... to a read request to page $4.$ Show the contents of the new table entries. Explain. (You can omit entries that are unchanged.)
In the $\text{WSClock}$ algorithm of Fig. $3-20(c),$ the hand points to a page with $R = 0.$ If $\tau = 400,$ will this page be removed? What about if $\tau = 1000?$
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