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Pop-Up Threads
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Pop-Up Threads

Threads are often useful in distributed systems. An important example is how incoming messages, for instance requests for service, are managed. The usual approach is to have a process or thread that is blocked on a receive system call waiting for an incoming message.

Making Single-Threaded Code Multithreaded
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Making Single-Threaded Code Multithreaded

Many current programs were written for single-threaded processes. Converting these to multithreading is much complicated than it may at first appear. Below we will study just a few of the drawbacks.

RESEARCH ON PROCESSES AND THREADS
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RESEARCH ON PROCESSES AND THREADS

In INTRODUCTION, we examined some of the current research in operating system structure. In this and subsequent sections we will consider more narrowly focused research, starting with processes. As will become clear in time, some subjects are much more settled than

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