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

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Knowledge Measure

  1. What component within SQL Server is responsible for scheduling I/O operations?

  2. When the multiprotocol Net-Library is used to connect to SQL Server, what underlying Windows API is used?

  3. What Windows kernel object has a completion packet queued to it when an asynchronous I/O operation completes on a file or socket to which it has been linked?

  4. SQL Server's LPE and QP components are members of which larger component within the server?

  5. True or false: Scatter-gather I/O supports writing a set of contiguous memory buffers to a series of noncontiguous disk file regions using a single API call.

  6. What is the purpose of the Sqlsort.dll file that ships with SQL Server?

  7. True or false: Because SQL Server is linked with the LARGEADDRESSAWARE linker ...

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