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OS Process Termination



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When a process has been created, it starts running an does its work.

The new process will terminate generally due to one of the following conditions, described in the table given below.

Condition Description
Normal exit In normal exit, process terminates because they have done their work successfully
Error exit In error exit, the termination of a process is done because of an error caused by the process, sometime due to the program bug
Fatal exit In fatal exit, process terminates because it discovers a fatal error
Killed by other process In this reason or condition, a process might also terminate due to that it executes a system call that tells the operating system (OS) just to kill some other process

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