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Differentiate between process and thread?

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There are the following differences between the process and thread.

  • A Program in the execution is called the process whereas; A thread is a subset of the process
  • Processes are independent whereas threads are the subset of process.
  • Process have different address space in memory, while threads contain a shared address space.
  • Context switching is faster between the threads as compared to processes.
  • Inter-process communication is slower and expensive than inter-thread communication.
  • Any change in Parent process doesn't affect the child process whereas changes in parent thread can affect the child thread.

Java Multithreading

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