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Processes 1: Basics


This bridge lecture introduces the process control unit. We discuss the goals of process control and the basic system calls used to create and manage processes.

Full lecture notes on process controlTextbook readings

You know what’s cooler than one process?

About process control

Process coordination

Process control system calls

Process = program image + identity + environment

fork creates a new process

Process hierarchy

Process control and caches