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date: 05 April 2020

abort (of a process) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Computer Science
Author(s):
Andrew ButterfieldAndrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe NgondiGerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne KerrAnne Kerr

To undergo or cause *abnormal termination. Abortion may be a voluntary act by the process, which realizes that it cannot reach a successful conclusion, or may be brought about by the operating system, which intervenes because the process has failed to observe system constraints.... ...

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