1) This project measures process start-up times. The idea is measurement, not processes per se. However, too short an operation makes measurement difficult and too consistent.
dd A. Measure the average time it takes to start up a process, by writing a program that does it.
B. Run it several times, and present a histogram of your results.
C. What are mean and standard deviation for your observations?
D. Why shouldn't it always take exactly the same amount of time to perform this simple action?
Can you please provide the program code, the measured data, and the answers to the above qustions?