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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration by Bill Calkins

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8. Managing System Processes

This chapter covers Oracle Solaris processes: how to view processes, how to understand the effects that signals have on processes, and how to manage processes.

Oracle Solaris is a multitasking environment in which a number of programs run at the same time. This means that many users can be active on the system at the same time, running many jobs (processes) simultaneously. Each program can start and stop multiple processes while it is running, but only one job is active per processor at any given time while the other jobs wait in a job queue. Because each process takes its turn running in very short time slices (much less than a second each), multitasking OSs give the appearance that multiple processes are running ...

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