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Que. Consider a system with twelve magnetic tape drives and three processes P1, P2 and P3. Process P1 requires maximum ten tape drives, process P2 may need as many as four tape drives and P3 may need upto nine tape drives. Suppose that at time t1, process P1 is holding five tape drives, process P2 is holding two tape drives and process P3 is holding three tape drives. At time t1, system is in:
a. safe state
b. unsafe state
c. deadlocked state
d. starvation state
Answer:unsafe state
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