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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for idle (redhat section 2)

IDLE(2) 			    Linux Programmer's Manual				  IDLE(2)

NAME
       idle - make process 0 idle

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       int idle(void);

DESCRIPTION
       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 returns.

       Only process 0 may call idle.  Any user process, even a process	with  super-user  permis-
       sion, will receive EPERM.

RETURN VALUE
       idle never returns for process 0, and always returns -1 for a user process.

ERRORS
       EPERM  Always, for a user process.

CONFORMING TO
       This  function is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be porta-
       ble.

NOTES
       Since 2.3.13 this system call does not exist anymore.

Linux 1.1.46				    1994-08-21					  IDLE(2)


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