Definition of System call

1. Noun. An instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor.

Exact synonyms: Supervisor Call Instruction
Generic synonyms: Call

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Literary usage of System call

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS 9.1.3 [sic.] Companion for Z/OS. by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (2004)
"... Details The TSO and system call routines are identical, with one exception: under an operating environment other than z/OS, the TSO CALL routine has no ..."

2. National Computer Security Conference Proceedings, 1992: Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Validation checks that depend on the system call in which they occur are ... For example, within the Secure Xenix system call semctl, user parameter arg ..."

3. National Information Systems Security '95 (18th) Proceedings: Making by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Just as an application can send only one type of data per system call, it can receive ... Another system call is required to receive the next type of data. ..."

4. A Guide to Understanding Security Testing and Test Documentation in Trusted by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"... the Xenix™ system call table, and the security system call table). No error will be received for the kernel call using the valid kernel call number (ie, ..."

5. National Computer Security Conference, 1993 (16th) Proceedings: Information by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... with the following system call: • ioctl(2) The data associated with an Internet Domain transport object can be read only by the BSD IPC "trusted agent". ..."

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