The key to being able to effectively manage Linux processes is to first understand how processes function within the operating system. In this part of this chapter, we’re going to discuss the following:
• What exactly is a process?
• The heredity of Linux processes
Let’s begin by discussing what a process is.
So, what exactly is a “process”? This term tends to be used in a variety of different ways in the computing industry, so it can be difficult sometimes to nail down exactly what it means. In this part of this chapter, we’ll help you understand what a process is by discussing the following:
• Processes defined
• Types of processes
For our purposes here, a process is a ...