Instruction Set Architecture - Definition - Operating System

Q.  In a virtual memory environment the minimum number of page frames that must be allocated to a running process is determined by ___________________.
- Published on 27 Aug 15

a. The Number of Processes in the Memory
b. The Instruction Set Architecture
c. The Page Size
d. The Physical Memory Size

ANSWER: The Instruction Set Architecture


  • Nirja Shah   -Posted on 18 Nov 15
    - Minimum number of pages based on instruction set architecture are required by every process.

    - An example of IBM 370: 6 pages are required to handle MVC (storage to storage move) instruction

    - This instruction is of 6 bytes, which might span across 2 pages.

    - 2 pages are required to handle from.

    - 2 pages are required to handle to.

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