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 UWA week 42 (2nd semester, week 12) ↓
SVG not supported 8:36am Thu 19th Oct, ANONYMOUS

Hi Just wanted to ask what is the expected function of the program if we provide a directory twice e.g. . mysync options Directory1 Directory1 Directory2 There's two options I can think of 1. Ignore the second "Directory1" 2. Treat the second "Direct...

SVG not supported 3:24pm Wed 18th Oct, ANONYMOUS

Is it appropriate to assume that the directory names given to us in the automated marking will always be relative to the folder of the project? i.e. if a folder contains - The project - Directory1 - Directory2 I'm assuming that the project will be run . ...

 UWA week 41 (2nd semester, week 11) ↓
SVG not supported 11:42am Sat 14th Oct, ANONYMOUS

Hi Chris, I've read through the forum posts on this issue and couldn't find one that addressed whether my understanding of syncing a directory and its subdirectory is correct. So just wanted to post an example. Sorry if I didn't read the previous pos...

SVG not supported 11:30am Sat 14th Oct, ANONYMOUS

Hi I have two things to ask about the project ) 1. I was testing the sample solution and when I enabled "-a" the output of the program still showed that it was skipping the "." and ".." directories - is this incorrect or is my understanding of the p...

 UWA week 36 (2nd semester, mid-semester break) ↓
SVG not supported 2:07pm Thu 7th Sep, ANONYMOUS

Hi Just wanted to clarify the expected behaviour of a system call that needs to use the CPU for a length of time equal to the time quantum From my understanding, this is the behaviour of the sample solution (just wanted to confirm that this is corr...

SVG not supported 12:04pm Thu 7th Sep, ANONYMOUS

If a process is moving from RUNNING - DATABUS, does it immediately start its data transfer (if the databus is vacant)? Based on the clarifications it seemed to me that the process will wait in the DATABUS until the CPU becomes idle (after finishing ...

 UWA week 35 (2nd semester, week 6) ↓
SVG not supported 12:02pm Thu 31st Aug, ANONYMOUS

Hi just wanted to clarify my understanding of transitions (i.e. a process that is changing state e.g. RUNNING - BLOCKED). I've read all the posts on this forum (and there have been some previous ones on similar topics) but none of them seem to clari...

SVG not supported 3:28pm Wed 30th Aug, ANONYMOUS

Just wanted to clarify my understanding of the state transitions. Can a process that is undergoing a state transition, consume time (in parallel with this transition that is happening on the CPU) in non-CPU related things i.e. using the databus. I kno...

SVG not supported 2:39pm Wed 30th Aug, ANONYMOUS

I seem to be having a problem using the sample solution. It gives me the error ERROR - process limit of 50 exceeded , when I use the following sysconfig devicename readspeed writespeed device usb3.1 640000000Bp...

SVG not supported 2:13pm Wed 30th Aug, ANONYMOUS

When we are reading the command file and we encounter a system call to spawn a command, can we assume that the command being spawned will have been declared previously in the file (in an upper line, rather than a lower line)? e.g. in the project descr...

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