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Kernel

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse560

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Kernel. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

Abstract

The kernel is the subset of operating system functions that must be executed in privileged mode.

Keywords:

  • kernel;
  • supervisor;
  • nucleus;
  • microkernel;
  • interrupt