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Overrun

What Does Overrun Mean?

In computing systems, an overrun happens when there is too much demand placed on a system, where it is not able to handle all of the processes and threads that are happening. IT pros might talk about a “CPU overrun” when the CPU is not able to handle demand, or an “interface overrun” when the OP crashes because of insufficient process handling capability.

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Techopedia Explains Overrun

One example of overrun is when a process has been started, and a computing system cannot complete a prior task before handling a new one, it might flag an overrun indicator. Various types of overrun errors alert users that something is wrong. Another example is in a network overrun error where techs can go in and look at workload to determine what the bottleneck is and why an error occurred.

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