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 4.4.4. Removing a Process Element from the Linked List

To make room for new process elements in the linked list, completed and terminated process elements must be removed by system software. To safely remove a process element from the linked list of scheduled processes, software must follow the sequence outlined in Section, “Software Procedure”.


 The removal of a process element must also invalidate all cache copies of translations that are associated with the process element being removed. An implementation cannot depend on system software performing TLB and SLB invalidates.

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