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7:56am Thu 24th Aug, Christopher M.

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> Should priority be purely based on read speeds? So a process waiting on high read speed devices will be serviced before any processes waiting on devices with lower read speeds even if those slower processes have been waiting longer to access the data bus?
The answer is 'yes', because that's what the project specification says. In practice, a system would also introduce a mechanism to avoid what's called "process starvation" - the chance that a process waits indefinitely because there's always a process with higher credentials.

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