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How System Calls Work in Linux?

Posted on Sunday, April 09 2006 @ 16:15:36 CEST by

Every GNU/Linux programmer here reading this article must have used system calls to code their programs. GNU/Linux programming is incomplete without system calls. System calls are initiated by software interrupts. Before we delve into that, however, let's define system calls. A system call is the mechanism used by an application program to request service from the operating system, or more specifically, the operating system kernel.

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