Sunday, May 4, 2008

List of system calls used for process management

System calls Description

fork() -----------------To create a new process

exec() -----------------To execute a new program in a process

wait() -----------------To wait until a created process completes its execution

exit() ------------------To exit from a process execution

getpid() ---------------To get a process identifier of the current process

getppid() --------------To get parent process identifier

nice() ------------------To bias the existing priority of a process

brk() -------------------To increase/decrease the data segment size of a process

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