May 2013 Archive


Process Termination
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Process Termination

After a process has been created, it starts running and performs whatever its job is. However, nothing lasts forever, not even processes. Sooner or later the new process will end, generally due to one of the following conditions:

Process Hierarchies
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Process Hierarchies

In some systems, when a process creates another process, the parent process and child process continue to be connected in certain ways. The child process can itself create more processes, forming a process hierarchy. Note that unlike plants and animals that use sexual

Process States
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Process States

Although each process is an independent entity, with its own program counter and internal state, processes sometimes have to interact with other processes. One process may produce some output that another process uses as input. In the shell command

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