## Discussion Forum

Que. | Consider a non-negative counting semaphore S. The operation P(S) decrements S, and V(S) increments S. During an execution, 20 P(S) operations and 12 V(S) operations are issued in some order. The largest initial value of S for which at least one P(S) operation will remain blocked is ________. |

a. | 7 |

b. | 8 |

c. | 9 |

d. | 10 |

Answer:7 |