Application Domains

Modern operating systems, runtimes, server software, and so on spend a lot of their efforts on providing meaningful isolation boundaries between various users. At the operating system level, such isolation doesn’t exist just to establish walls between user accounts, but also exists at a much more fundamental level. In particular, processes provide an isolation boundary between applications, ensuring that code running in one process cannot affect code running in another one. Another point of view is to say that all the interaction patterns between processes, to overcome the fundamental isolation provided by the operating system, have to be done very explicitly (for example, by making use of cross-process communication facilities ...

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