FS Allocation Methods - 1 - Operating System Questions & Answers

1.

In contiguous allocation :

   A.) each file must occupy a set of contiguous blocks on the disk
   B.) each file is a linked list of disk blocks
   C.) all the pointers to scattered blocks are placed together in one location
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

each file must occupy a set of contiguous blocks on the disk

2.

In contiguous allocation :

   A.) each file must occupy a set of contiguous blocks on the disk
   B.) each file is a linked list of disk blocks
   C.) all the pointers to scattered blocks are placed together in one location
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

each file must occupy a set of contiguous blocks on the disk

3.

If too little space is allocated to a file

   A.) the file will not work
   B.) there will not be any space for the data, as the FCB takes it all
   C.) the file cannot be extended
   D.) the file cannot be opened

Answer: Option 'C'

​the file cannot be extended

4.

One difficulty of contiguous allocation is :

   A.) inefficient
   B.) finding space for a new file
   C.) costly
   D.) time taking

Answer: Option 'B'

finding space for a new file

5.

The three major methods of allocating disk space that are in wide use are :

   A.) contiguous
   B.) indexed
   C.) linked
   D.) all of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'D'

all of the mentioned

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