Detailed Information Regarding an Operating System Process

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What  is process in OS. Can anyone explain in detail.

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Detailed Information Regarding an Operating System Process

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A process is a program. It also includes process Stack in which it contains temporary data like function parameter, return address and local variable etc.

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Detailed Information Regarding an Operating System Process

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A process is the unit of work. A process is a program in execution.

It has many states

1) New :-Process creation

2) Running :- Execution of process

3) Waiting :- Waiting for some event occur

4) Ready :- Waiting for C.P.U.

5) Terminated :-Finished execution

 

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Detailed Information Regarding an Operating System Process

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A process is a  computer program that is being continuously executed. Processes go through various process states which determine how the process is handled by the operating system kernel.

1. waiting- it needs to wait for the process scheduler

2. running- where the processor executes its instructions

3. blocked-if a process needs to wait for a resource

4. waiting- it is moved back into the "waiting" state

5. terminated-where it waits to be removed from main memory.

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