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Questions about the principles of software that interfaces between hardware and applications.

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In the cooperative scheduling (preferably cooperative multitasking) model, there is no concept of a scheduler in a sense that the operating system does not have any control of how long the process run …
answered Mar 6 '12 by Ankit
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I was reading an article that describes the switch between user-space and kernel-space that happens upon a system call. The article says An application expects the completion of the system call b …
asked Mar 13 '12 by Ankit
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In a multicore processor, what happens to the contents of a core's cache (say L1) when a context switch occurs on that cache? Is the behaviour dependent on the architecture or is it a general behavio …
asked Apr 6 '12 by Ankit
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I was reading Linux Kernel Development by Robert Love, where I came across this Linux takes an interesting approach to thread support: It does not differentiate between threads and normal proces …
asked Jun 7 '12 by Ankit