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Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Question multitasking (Dennis J Perkins)
Keywords: multitasking
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 15:32:10 GMT
From: David Welch <>

Both. User level processes can preempted in user mode but code running in kernel mode (either by using a system call or by a dedicated kernel thread) is only preempted when it chooses to give up control