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Process Manager

The Process Manager controls access to shared resources and manages the scheduling and execution of applications. It allows multiple applications to share CPU time and system resources.

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Inside Macintosh: Processes
(Chapter 2 - Process Manager)
This document describes the parts of the Macintosh system software that allow you to manage processes and tasks. Chapter 2 describes how to use the Process Manager and includes an overview, a tutorial, and a complete API reference.

Chapter 6 describes the Deferred Task Manager. Your application or device driver can use the Deferred Task Manager to improve interrupt handling by deferring the execution of lengthy tasks until all other interrupts have been serviced.

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