26th November 2019

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What are the advantages of threads in OS?

Advantages of Thread
  • Threads minimize the context switching time.
  • Use of threads provides concurrency within a process.
  • Efficient communication.
  • It is more economical to create and context switch threads.
  • Threads allow utilization of multiprocessor architectures to a greater scale and efficiency.

Also asked, what are the threads in a processor?

In computer architecture, multithreading is the ability of a central processing unit (CPU) or a single core in a multi-core processor to execute multiple processes or threads concurrently, appropriately supported by the operating system.

What do you mean by a thread?

1) On the Internet in Usenet newsgroups and similar forums, a thread is a sequence of responses to an initial message posting. A thread is usually shown graphically as an inital message and successive messages "hung off" the original message.

What is process and thread in OS?

A process, in the simplest terms, is an executing program. One or more threads run in the context of the process. A thread is the basic unit to which the operating system allocates processor time. A thread can execute any part of the process code, including parts currently being executed by another thread.
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