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What is Process Management?

  • The operating system manages many kinds of activities ranging from user programs to system programs like printer spooler, name servers, file server etc. Each of these activities is encapsulated in a process. A process includes the complete execution context.
    The five major activities of an operating system in regardĀ  to process management are as under:
  • Creation and deletion of user and system processes.
  • Suspension and resumption of processes.
  • A mechanism for process synchronization
  • A mechanism for process communication.
  • A mechanism for deadlock handling.

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