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In simple terms, a Process Control Block can be explained as a data structure utilized by the operating system, used in storing all needed information about a current process. The Process Control Block is also deleted when the process is terminated or killed.

Some of the information about the process stored in the PCB are:

  • Process ID
  • Pointer 
  • Process State 
  • Priority 
  • Program Counter 
  • CPU Registers 
  • I/O Information 

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