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For your initial post, compose a real-world analogy to illustrate the concept of different process states (new, running, waiting, ready, and terminated). Considering the diagram of process state in Figure 3.2 of the textbook, describe what happens in your scenario at each of the five oval nodes as well as the six arrows between the nodes.
An example is provided below.
New: The process is being created. (New patient enters hospital)
Running: Instructions are being executed. (Tests are being conducted for the patient)
Waiting: The process is waiting for some event to occur (such as an I/O completion or reception of a signal). (Waiting for the test reports)
Ready: The process is waiting to be assigned to a processor. (The patient should be assigned to a particular specialist depending on the test result)
Terminated: The process has finished execution. (The specialist has treated the patient)
New → Ready: The patient is admitted
Ready → Running: The patient is sent for tests or for surgery
Running → Terminate: Operation/treatment completed
Running → Ready: Second opinion from senior specialist
Running → Waiting: Waiting for the test reports
Waiting → Ready: Reports given to the specialist
Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by the end of Day 7. In your responses, evaluate your peer’s analogies and discuss whether or not your peer identified each process state correctly. Indicate aspects of their post that most effectively illustrate process states. Suggest additional issues (if any) not considered in his or her initial post. Make at least one recommendation about how to make the analogy more effective. Support your statement with evidence from your sources.