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SearchOpenSource: Panic Time: Handling Those Rare Linux Crashes

Nov 21, 2005, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Mark Brunelli for this link. ]

"Linux on the server is known for not crashing, but it can and does crash and hang. What's the difference between a crash or a hang at the application level, as opposed to the kernel?

"Mark Wilding: A crash or a hang at the application level is isolated only to a particular thread or process. The crash or hang will not directly cause other unrelated processes or threads running on the same system to crash or hang. At the kernel level, a crash or hang will affect all processes running on the system..."

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