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What do you mean by KERNEL THREADS?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jul 24th, 2007
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karthika bn

Answered On : Aug 4th, 2009

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These are the threads that performs thread creation, scheduling and management in kernel space. These are supported directly by os but these are slower than user threads. However, since the kernel is managing threads, if a thread performs blocking system call, kernel can schedule another thread in the application for execution.

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