preemptive multitasking


preemptive multitasking
multitasking in which the operating system has continuous control over the processor and the programs which the processor executes

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  • Preemptive Multitasking —   [engl.], Multitasking …   Universal-Lexikon

  • preemptive multitasking —    A form of multitasking in which the operating system executes an application for a specific period of time, according to its assigned priority. At that time, it is preempted, and another task is given access to the CPU for its allocated time.… …   Dictionary of networking

  • preemptive Multitasking — teilw. auch echtes Multitasking genannt bedeutet, dass das Betriebssystem von sich aus nach bestimmten Methoden (z.B. 7.)) Prozesswechsel vornimmt; Nachteil: nur mit speziellen Zusatzmechanismen können Real Time Anforderungen erfüllt werden;… …   Acronyms

  • preemptive Multitasking — teilw. auch echtes Multitasking genannt bedeutet, dass das Betriebssystem von sich aus nach bestimmten Methoden (z.B. 7.)) Prozesswechsel vornimmt; Nachteil: nur mit speziellen Zusatzmechanismen können Real Time Anforderungen erfüllt werden;… …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • non-preemptive multitasking —    Any form of multitasking in which the operating system cannot preempt a running task and move to the next task in the queue.    Programs are easy to write for this environment; however, a single badly written program can take over the whole… …   Dictionary of networking

  • multitasking — /mul tee tas king, tah sking, mul tuy /, n. Computers. the concurrent or interleaved execution of two or more jobs by a single CPU. Also, multi tasking. [MULTI + TASKING] * * * Mode of computer operation in which the computer works on multiple… …   Universalium

  • Computer multitasking — In computing, multitasking is a method where multiple tasks, also known as processes, share common processing resources such as a CPU. In the case of a computer with a single CPU, only one task is said to be running at any point in time, meaning… …   Wikipedia

  • Nonpreemptive multitasking — is a style of computer multitasking in which the operating system never initiates a context switch from a running process to another process. Such systems are either statically scheduled, most often periodic systems, or exhibit some form of… …   Wikipedia

  • cooperative multitasking —    A form of multitasking in which all running applications must work together to share system resources.    The operating system supports cooperative multitasking by maintaining a list of the active applications and the order in which they… …   Dictionary of networking

  • time-slice multitasking —    A form of multitasking in which the operating system assigns the same small time period to each process in turn.    See also cooperative multitasking; preemptive multitasking …   Dictionary of networking