A CDE Definition
A failure in the operating system kernel that causes the OS to abend (crash). See kernel.
The nucleus of an operating system. It is the closest part to the machine level and may activate the hardware directly or interface to another software layer that drives the hardware. The kernel orchestrates the entire operation of the computer by slicing time for each system function and each application as well as managing all the computer's resources. It typically resides in memory at all times. See microkernel, monolithic kernel, kernel space and kernel panic.
Before/After Your Search Term
|KELP||kernel same-page merging|
|Ken Burns effect||kerning|
|Kensington lock||Kerr effect|
|Kerckhoffs' law||key binding|
|kernel||key cap puller|
|kernel memory||key chain|
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