In computer programming, resource management refers to techniques for managing resources (components with limited availability). It includes both preventing resource leaks (releasing a resource when a process has finished using it) and dealing with resource contention (when multiple processes wish to access a limited resource). Resource leaks are an issue in sequential computing, while resource contention is an issue in concurrent computing. On many systems the operating system reclaims resources after the process makes the exit system call.
Big ideas in control
Centralized control systems
- Control Systems
- Microprocessors and sensor input in control systems
- Input devices for the collection of data
- Sensor, the processor and an output transducer
- Social impacts and ethical considerations associated with the use of embedded systems