Process synchronisation in LinuxApr 08, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The two fundamental concepts in a Linux operating system are processes and time slice. A process is an instance of a program that is being executed by the computer’s operating system. When we say that two computers are communicating with each other, we mean that two processes, one running on each computer, are in communication with each other. The only way a new process can be created by the Linux system is by issuing the fork() system call. We need to understand here that system calls are the entry points through which an active process can obtain the services from the kernel.
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