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IDLE(2) Linux Programmer's Manual IDLE(2)
idle - make process 0 idle
idle() is an internal system call used during bootstrap. It marks the process's pages as
swappable, lowers its priority, and enters the main scheduling loop. idle() never
Only process 0 may call idle(). Any user process, even a process with superuser permis-
sion, will receive EPERM.
idle() never returns for process 0, and always returns -1 for a user process.
EPERM Always, for a user process.
Since Linux 2.3.13, this system call does not exist anymore.
This function is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be porta-
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