process - Process abstraction
A zircon process is an instance of a program in the traditional sense: a set of instructions which will be executed by one or more threads, along with a collection of resources.
The process object is a container of the following resources:
In general, it is associated with code which it is executing until it is forcefully terminated or the program exits.
Processes are owned by jobs and allow an application that is composed by more than one process to be treated as a single entity, from the perspective of resource and permission limits, as well as lifetime control.
A process is created via
zx_process_create() and its execution begins with
The process stops execution when:
The call to
zx_process_start() cannot be issued twice. New threads cannot be added to a process that was started and then its last thread has exited.