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light-weight process

light-weight process in Technology
operating system, parallel
(LWP) A single-threaded sub-process which, unlike a thread, has its own process identifier and may also differ in its inheritance and controlling features.
Several operating systems, e.g. SunOS 5.x, provide system calls for creating and controlling LWPs.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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