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SubjectRe: process 0
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 ic@aleph1.net 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.

Rik
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