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Newer page: version 2 Last edited on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:52:24 am by AristotlePagaltzis
Older page: version 1 Last edited on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:17:58 am by PerryLorier Revert
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-When running multiple tasks, the kernel will select to run a new task (preempt ) a running task, without consulting it
+When running multiple tasks, the [Kernel] switches tasks without their aid, ''preempting'' the running task. (Hence the name. ) This is achieved by installing a handler for the timer interrupt which invokes the scheduler
-Compare CooperativeMultitasking 
+Contrast CooperativeMultitasking.