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How Linux Works, 2nd Edition by Brian Ward

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Chapter 8. A Closer Look at Processes and Resource Utilization

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This chapter takes you deeper into the relationships between processes, the kernel, and system resources. There are three basic kinds of hardware resources: CPU, memory, and I/O. Processes vie for these resources, and the kernel’s job is to allocate resources fairly. The kernel itself is also a resource—a software resource that processes use to perform tasks such as creating new processes and communicating with other processes.

Many of the tools that you see in this chapter are often thought of as performance-monitoring tools. They’re particularly helpful if your system is slowing to ...

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