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Process Table

Process Table - process-PC(Program...

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Process Table Each process will be represented with an entry in the process table. The Process Table is one of the most important data structures in the kernel. The maximum number of entries in the process table determines the maximum number of processes in the system and it is set at boot time.
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Process Table Process ID (PID) 0 1 2 3 4 5 MAX PID-1 . . . Each Entry Includes: - PID: Index in process table - Command and args - Environment Vars - Current Dir - Owner (User ID) - Stdin/Stdout/Stderr
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Unformatted text preview: process-PC (Program Counter)-Registers-Stack-List of Open Files-State (Wait, Ready, Running etc.) Process Table • Each process table entry contains enough information to restart (put in running state) a process that is waiting or in ready state. • A process may have more than one thread. • There is a stack, pc and a set of registers and state in the process table entry for each thread that the process has....
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