Question 18

Processes P1 and P2 have a producer-consumer relationship, communicating by the use of a set of shared buffers.
P1: repeat
Obtain an empty buffer
Fill it
Return a full buffer
P2: repeat
Obtain a full buffer
Empty it
Return an empty buffer
Increasing the number of buffersis likely to do which of the following?
I. Increase the rate at which requests are satisfied (throughput)
II. Decrease the likelihood of deadlock
III. Increase the ease of achieving a correct implementation

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