OS Support for Database Management

The four questions below are based on the paper

            OS Support for Database Management

Please email me your answers to these questions prior to our class meeting on Monday, March 26.

  1. Why is the UNIX provisions for page prefetch inadequate?

  2. What is one way a DBMS provides crash recovery? Explain.

  3. List four types of access patterns observed in INGRES.

  4. Why is the UNIX file-system feature of storing files as character-array objects scattered over a disc volume not ideal for a DBMS? (section 3.1)