system call

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Noun1.system call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
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Among these methods, the most prevalent methods are to utilize system calls [9-13].
This process is made easiest with other open standards-based or POSIX-conformant OSes such as LynuxWorks' LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and LynxOS-178 safety-critical RTOS, since the host OS would need to intercept Linux system calls in order for a port to be possible.
We study the accuracy and performance of deterministic and stochastic algorithms when we observe the flow of function library and OS system calls of parallel programs written with MPI.
But since independent agents prefer to build relationships with customers, he frowns on "predictive dialing," where the system calls several prospects at once to improve workflow but often results in a delay after the customer picks up the phone.
In selecting a system for an entire roof replacement on a non-combustible building, the insulation board that is fastened beneath the membrane must not be composed of wood fibers (fiberboard), or plastic/polystyrene (EPS board) if the system calls for torching, because those boards are flammable.
The Catcher extension approach, which is similar to Interposition Agents [Jones 1993], uses standard tracing facilities to intercept selected system calls. The behavior of intercepted system calls is then modified to implement new functionality.
Lau's Weigh-Shift and Schmidt's Combined system calls for the hands to be at shoulder-level - a high-hand position that will produce a downward path of the bat barrel and a level swing.
When a virus infects a cell, the immune system calls in killer T cells to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the body.
Hammond's system calls into question art's endless quest for the new and original.
Applications use system calls to gain access to functions from an operating systems kernel.