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List the differences between a process and a program in operating system

List the differences between process and program in OS, operating system program versus process, what are the differences between a process and program in operating system environment

 

Question:

List the differences between a process and a program

 

Answer:

Program

Process

Static code and static data

A program is an executable file which resides on the secondary, persistent memory (i.e., disk), and only contains the set of instructions needed to accomplish a specific job.

One program can invoke multiple processes

Multiple processes can run the same program

Dynamic instance of code and data

A process is a particular executing instance of a program when loaded to main memory

A process belongs to only one program.

 

 

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