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Linux® Kernel Primer, The: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures by Steven Smolski, Gordon Fischer, Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez

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Chapter 3. Processes: The Principal Model of Execution

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The term process, defined here as the basic unit of execution of a program, is perhaps the most important concept to understand when learning how an operating system works. It is essential to understand the difference between a program and a process. Therefore, we refer to a program as an executable file that contains a set of functions, ...

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