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explain reason for other option is incorrect ?

Suppose "n" processes P1____Pn , shares "m" identical units, which can be reserved one at a time. The Maximum Resource Requirement of Process Pi is Si where Si>0.

Which of the following is a sufficient condition for ensuring that deadlock  does not occur?

a)∑i=1 to n  (Si<m+n)

b) ∑i=1 to n  (Si<m*n)

Arul @innovwelt
22 Sep 2015 03:16 am

Consider the below scenario.

Assume that all the processes (Pi) are holding Si - 1 resources. (i.e., each process is short of 1 resource to complete it's execution). In this scenario, if it is possible to have atleast 1 extra resource, then all processes can complete the execution. hence, deadlock won't occur.

To put this thought into an equation, for the deadlock to not to occur,

\({(m - \sum \limits_{i=1}^{n} (S_i - 1))} > 0

i.e., \(\sum \limits_{i=1}^{n} (S_i - 1) < m\)   gives ⇒ \(\sum \limits_{i=1}^{n} (S_i ) < (m + n)\)


Vivek Vikram Singh @vivek14
22 Sep 2015 02:05 pm