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Portable operating system industry standards
standard for operating systems
something cannot move because something is in its way
passes command to the command interpreter which executes the string as an OS command
what is it and how many args?
Loads and executes new child processes
1st - exe filename
2nd - same as the first becoming argv
3rd - same as first becoming argv
create and exe a new processs
creates a new process and its primary thread.
the new process runs in the security context of the calling process.
how many args and what are they?
terminates the specified process and all of its threads
hProcess[in] - the handle to the process to be terminated
uExitCode[in] - the exit code to be used by the process and threads terminated as a result of this call
waits until the specified object is in the signaled state or the time-out interval elapses
If this handle is closed while the wait is still pending , the function's beaviour is undefined
waits until 1 or all of the objects are in the singled state or the time-out interval elapses
suspends the exe of the current thread until the time-out interval elapses
What is an OS
To manage the resources
allows all resources to access the hardware the same way
Real time OS
multi-user, multi-tasking, embedded
use if you are using c++ and launching thread
must use reinterpret_cast<handle>()
List of instructions that perform a task
Word = Application software -stuff we use
Windows = System software - stuff the computer uses
Backups = Utility software
Havoc = Middleware -software that isn't used by itself
Program being executed
Code that is running
Requirements for run
Memory, state, call stack
needs at least 1 thread
inside a process
one of many paths of execution
one machine only
what is do threads share?
what don't threads share?
stack - local variables, function params