Homework P&H Ch. 5 and 6

Answer the following questions about Patterson and Hennessy, Chapters 5 and 6. You only need to turn in those that have a point count assigned.

  1. (1 point) What is a compulsory miss? What is a capacity miss? What is a conflict miss?
  2. (1 point) What algebraic relationship holds between mean time to failure (MTTF), mean time to repair (MTTR), and mean time between failures (MTBF)?
  3. (1 point) How is availability defined in term of MTTF, MTTR, and MTBF?
  4. (1 point) What is rotational latency? What is seek time?
  5. (1 point) What two general techniques are used in RAID? What is the benefit of each?