Preemptive Multitasking

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Technology

 

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October 11, 2013

 

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For example, background programs can be given more CPU time no matter how heavy the foreground load and vice versa. Preemptive multitasking is vital in a mainframe, but is also useful in a desktop operating system. For example, it ensures that data will not be lost if a transmission is taking place in the background...
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The OS is able to grab the machine cycles that the modem or network program needs to continue processing the incoming data stream. Non-Preemptive Multitasking A multitasking environment in which an application is able to give up control of the CPU to another application only at certain points, such as when it is ready to accept input from the keyboard...
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