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Are there any places/books where i can find out about what exactly happens during this transition. I want reading about the difference between user level and kernel level threading libraries ...
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    Are there any places/books where i can find out about what exactly happens during this transition. I want reading about the difference between user level and kernel level threading libraries so I just want to know what causes the overhead with switching in Linux..

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    May be UML ? The User-mode Linux Kernel Home Page

    Here are some of the things that UML is used for:

    * Hosting of virtual servers
    * Kernel development
    * Experimenting with new kernels and distributions
    * Education
    * Sandbox
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