View All num of num See all Photos CGI www.cgi.com Engaged Employer Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 1.6k Reviews 3.2k Salaries 453 Interviews 1.3k Jobs Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question CMT Agent Interview Bridgend, Wales (UK) CGI most unexpected question - What is a spooler ? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 2 Answers ▲ 0 ▼ spooler is where a printer holds data Interview Candidate on Dec 4, 2012 ▲ 0 ▼ Acronym for simultaneous peripheral operations on-line, spooling refers to putting jobs in a buffer, a special area in memory or on a disk where a device can access them when it is ready. Spooling is useful because devices access data at different rates. The buffer provides a waiting station where data can rest while the slower device catches up.The most common spooling application is print spooling. In print spooling, documents are loaded into a buffer (usually an area on a disk), and then the printer pulls them off the buffer at its own rate. Because the documents are in a buffer where they can be accessed by the printer, you can perform other operations on the computer while the printing takes place in the background. Spooling also lets you place a number of print jobs on a queue instead of waiting for each one to finish before specifying the next one. Anonymous on Apr 4, 2014 Interviews > CMT Agent > CGI Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.