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EDU is an abstraction over the underlying OS scheduling unit, a sort of a surrogate key assigned to whatever is doing actual work in the OS. If the OS has true threads, distinct from processes, such as Windows, an EDU will map to a thread. On modern Linux, which doesn't have threads but rather lightweight processes (LWPs), an EDU would map to one of such ...


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An EDU is a thread. In db2 9.1 db2 changed from a process model to a thread model. EDU's can be an agent, prefetcher, page cleaner, log writer, .... and they each run as a thread.


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