Process - Resource

Process States


Resource in a process context are part of the execution environment.

Resources are limited components required by a process to produce work.

A resource is thing that can be consumed on a limited fashion. A resources can be:

  • logical (or higher-level) - number of open connection or file
  • or physical (or low-level) - memory, cpu, …



See What is a Resource (Metrics) ?


Resources may be:

  • physical (or low-level)
  • logical (or higher-level)


All physical server are material’s resources (CPUs, disks, busses, memory, network interfaces). They are called generally system metrics. See (Operating) System Metrics

Device resources from the Windows device manager:

Device Manager Resources By Type



  • a database
  • or a microservice
  • Open File
  • Open connection


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