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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The application's behaviors are achieved through the invocation of system calls. System calls of the application are arranged in chronological order, forming one system call sequence.
System call interfaces are the APIs through which the operating system kernel provides low-level operations (such as memory allocation, file access, and network transfers) to the user space applications.
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When the application issues a system call (1), it can go directly to the kernel or, if it is file-related, get intercepted by the Catcher (2).
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