process/threads/tasks

priyapai's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2006
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Hi

could ne1 please explain me a PROCESS, THREAD, TASK in simple words.

n what is the difference between the 3 of them.



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priya
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sharmila's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2006
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Hi,
Here is a link where you can find answer for difference between Process and a thread.
http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/What_is_the...ess_and_thread

when it comes to the task, a task is a set of instructions.To perform some task we run a progaram which internally creates a process.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Process

Process is a naturally occurring or designed sequence of operations or events, possibly taking up time, space, expertise or other resource, which produces some outcome. A process may be identified by the changes it creates in the properties of one or more objects under its influence

Thread

Threads are similar to processes, in that both represent a single sequence of instructions executed in parallel with other sequences, either by time slicing or multiprocessing. Threads are a way for a program to split itself into two or more simultaneously running tasks

Task

A set of program instructions is loaded in memory

Source wikipedia