Process Management

System Calls for Process Management
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System Calls for Process Management

The first group of calls in figure (a). deals with process management. Fork is a good place to start the discussion. Fork is the only way to create a new process in POSIX. It produces an exact duplicate of the

Implementation of Processes
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Implementation of Processes

To implement the process model, the operating system maintains a table (an array of structures), called the process table, with one entry per process. (Some authors call these entries process control blocks.) This entry includes important information about the process state,

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