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Old 04-26-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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what is mean by api?
how user space program communicate with kernel space program
Old 04-26-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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An API is an application programming interface. User programs communicate with the kernel via making system calls. The system calls are essentially the Linux kernel's API. I'd suggest you try Google for more information, since there's quite a lot written about this.


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