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Question: multitasking

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Question multitasking (Dennis J Perkins)
Re: Idea Answer (David Welch)
Keywords: multitasking
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 17:41:27 GMT
From: Dennis J Perkins <>

So, preemptive multitasking does not mean that a process stops running, that is, it is no longer current, as soon as do_timer decrements its priority to the point where it no longer has the highest priority? It continues running until it returns from a system call?