cooperative multitasking

   A form of multitasking in which all running applications must work together to share system resources.
   The operating system supports cooperative multitasking by maintaining a list of the active applications and the order in which they execute. When control is transferred to an application, the other applications cannot run until that application returns control back to the operating system once again.
   A cooperative multitasking system differs from a preemptive multitasking system, in which the operating system executes each application in turn for a specific period of time (depending on priority) before switching to the next application, regardless of whether the applications themselves return control to the operating system.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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