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SubjectRe: process 0
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 wrote:

> Maybe this is a little off topic, but does what is the real status of
> Process 0 (swapper) ?
> Some people keep telling me it doesn't exist, but on some kernel crashes
> I can see "process swapper (pid 0, process nr 0, ...)"

It's the idle task. Only exists to keep the CPU occupied when
nothing else wants to run.

Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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