Process Creation in OS

Process Creation in Linux, Process Creation in Unix
Process Creation in OS

Process Creation

When a user initiates to execute a program, the operating system creates a process to represent the execution of this program. The creation of executable programs include many steps for this, consider the figure above.

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Process vs Program

The relocatable object modules are converted into absolute programs by the linker. Absolute programs are converted into executable programs by the loader, and then the processor executes these programs. The program in execution is called a process. The process consists of the program in memory, plus the PCB(Process Control Block) structure.

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