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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Knowledge Measure

  1. How much virtual memory does the user mode portion of a process have by default?

  2. How many operating modes (rings) does the Intel x86 processor family support?

  3. True or false: No code actually runs via a process itself—a thread is required to execute an application's code.

  4. Explain the function of copy-on-write memory.

  5. True or false: You must download symbolic debug information from Microsoft and copy it to a local symbols server in order to use WinDbg to debug a Microsoft product.

  6. True or false: Windows uses all the operating modes supported by whatever processor chip it is running on.

  7. Describe the relationship between the LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress Win32 API functions.

  8. What is a context switch?

  9. True or false: Windows provides ...

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