Attributes of a Process

  • The process is nothing but a running application or a running program.
  • It is an active entity.
  • Each process has attributes which is stored in a table called Process Control Block(PCB).
  • PCB of all the process is maintained as linked list

Some of the common attributes of a process are:

  • Process ID(Pid)
  • Parent Process ID(PPid)
  • State of the Process
  • Scheduling Parameters.
  • Program Counter(PC)
  • Priority
  • General Purpose Registers
  • List of open file needed for process to execute
  • List of open Devices.

Diag-1: Attributes of a process

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