User Mode Subsystems

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Evolution of MVS
... MVS JES3 gave users the opportunity to network together two or more data processing systems via shared disks and Channel-to-Channedl Adapters (CTCA's) ... This capability eventually became available to JES2 users as Multi-Access SPOOL (MAS) ... The main user interfaces to MVS are Job Control Language (JCL), which was originally designed for batch processing but from the 1970s onwards was also used to start and allocate resources to long-running interactive ...
Windows NT Architecture - Kernel Mode - Executive
... services make up the low-level kernel-mode portion, and are contained in the file NTOSKRNL.EXE ... These are divided into several subsystems, among which are Cache Manager, Configuration Manager, I/O Manager, Local Procedure Call (LPC), Memory Manager, Object Manager, Process Structure and Security Reference ... This is distinct from the concept of a "service process," which is a user mode component somewhat analogous to a daemon in Unix-like operating systems ...

Famous quotes containing the words user and/or mode:

    A worker may be the hammer’s master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    If Thought is capable of being classed with Electricity, or Will with chemical affinity, as a mode of motion, it seems necessary to fall at once under the second law of thermodynamics as one of the energies which most easily degrades itself, and, if not carefully guarded, returns bodily to the cheaper form called Heat. Of all possible theories, this is likely to prove the most fatal to Professors of History.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)