Alien thread

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In computing, an alien thread in a multi-processor system is a thread of program execution executed by one processor on behalf of a process running on another processor.[1] Alien threads are implemented in the Fiasco.OC/L4 microkernel operating system.


  1. ^ Federico Meza; Jorge Pérez R.; Yadran Eterovic (January 2005). Implementing Distributed Mutual Exclusion on Multithreaded Environments: The Alien-Threads Approach (PDF). International Symposium and School on Advanced Distributed Systems (LNCS vol. 3563). Guadalajara, Mexico. pp. 51–62. doi:10.1007/11533962_6.