What is a preamble kernel?

Posted on 2004-03-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Have try searching for a while, but have no idea. Studying OS and got this question.
Preamble, not pre-emptive.
Question by:NetExpert
  • 3

Accepted Solution

karel_jespers earned 1500 total points
ID: 10674791
A preamble is a signal used in network communications to synchronize the transmission timing between two or more systems. Proper timing ensures that all systems are interpreting the start of the information transfer correctly. This is something like how a rock band drummer "lays down a beat" prior to beginning a song. By setting up the proper tempo, the band members are more likely to be synchronized and begin the song at the same moment.

Preemptive vs. Non preemptive Multitasking :
This strategy to share the CPU is called preemptive multitasking and is different from the multitasking that Windows 3.1 performs between applications. The latter variation is called non preemptive multitasking and relies on an application voluntarily relinquishing control to the operating system before letting another application execute. In a non preemptive multitasking scheme, the amount of time a task is allowed to run is determined by the task, whereas in a preemptive scheme, the time is determined by the operating system.

Expert Comment

ID: 10674812
preamble kernel =  also a kernel that has the ability to route packets

Expert Comment

ID: 10750897
tks for the points and good luck

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction How to create multiboot configuration with XP\Vista and Windows 7 on it? And most important question - how to do this correctly so not to have any kind of nightmares we get when system gets screwed? First of all one should realize t…
Hello I read in a discussion about a person who configured a very simple mirror RAID with two hard drives; the system and data were on the same partition. He asked how to repair the system as it was not booting up anymore. In his case running …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question