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Overhead

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 13 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse969

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Overhead. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2008

Abstract

Overhead is the cost of general functions of an operating system that cannot be conveniently associated with any user task.

Keywords:

  • overhead;
  • operationg system;
  • accounting