What does user land mean?

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 2 15:11:03 UTC 2016

On 02/07/2016 13:36, Orville Jones wrote:
> I started using FreeBSD in March 2016 just to see what it was about.
> I am slowly getting up to speed on learning to do things the FreeBSD way.
> What do people mean when they refer to "user land" ?

It means specifically things that are not the kernel, or things that are
not executed in the kernel context.  Anything useful you can do with a
computer will be done in user-land -- interacting directly with the
kernel is a pretty rare thing.



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