<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.
Last updated: 1996-02-22
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