A process that isn't currently interacting with the user See also: foreground process
Background processes consolidate functions that would otherwise be handled by multiple Oracle programs running for each user process. The background processes asynchronously perform I/O and monitor other Oracle processes to provide increased parallelism for better performance and reliability. Oracle creates a set of background processes for each instance. See Also: instance, process, Oracle process, user process
(n.) A command that a user has directed the system to work on while the user continues to type commands to the command interpreter.
A secondary process which runs concurrently behind the active process appearing on the computer terminal.
A program, usually low priority, run non-interactively by the shell without terminal I/O, while other processing occupies the terminal. Place an ampersand (&) at the end of a command line to cause that command to be run as a background process.
A process that doesn't require the total attention of the computer for operation. Background processing enables the operating system to execute more than one program or command at a time. As a general rule, all clients should be run as background processes.
a program that runs in the background during its allocated time slices
a program that runs without interfering with command entry and processing taking place in other windows. The & character added after a command will run that process in the background.
A process that does not interact with the user through the terminal, and allows the shell to give the user a prompt immediately after issuing the command.
In a client/server environment, any task or process that is grouped with another and runs in the background. Background processes are usually scheduled to run on a regular basis. All background processes are executed through process-specific COBOL programs.
n. A process that does not require operator intervention but can be run by the computer while the workstation is used to do other work.
An autonomous process that runs under UNIX without requiring user interaction.
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A process that is not run in the foreground. Also called a detached process, a background process is initiated by a command line that ends with an ampersand (&), or put in the background with a control Z and then typing bg. You do not have to wait for a background process to run to completion before giving the shell additional commands.
A non-interactive process that runs in an operating system environment and performs some service or action. Certain Oracle products use background processes for different tasks, such as performing and coordinating tasks on behalf of concurrent users of the database, processing and delivering electronic messages, and managing printing services.
On Tru64 UNIX and Linux systems, a process for which the command interpreter is not waiting. Its process group differs from that of its controlling terminal, so it is blocked from most terminal access. Contrast with foreground process.
Non-user process that is created when a database instance is started. These processes are used to manage and monitor database operations. Example background processes: SMON, PMON, LGWR, DBWR, etc. Also see Oracle Process.