Overview of process and threads

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Overview of process and threads


  • Process is a program that is being executed
  • Process doesn’t share memory, processes are isolated.
  • Process takes more time for context switching.
  • It takes more time for creation.


  • Thread is a segment of the process.
  • They can terminate quickly.
  • They can share memories.
  • Threads is an entirely different execution.
  • Thread is very fast in terms of context-switching
  • It takes very little time for creation compared to process.

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