about the thread state:

Fabrizio Sebastiani sebastiani at nergal.it
Mon Mar 8 07:42:56 UTC 2004

have a look at:
there is, expecially, a cool figure and explanation at:


doclzs wrote:

>Hi,i think a thread has five basic states:
>ready, dormant, suspended, transient and
>blocked. is it right?
>what these states mean?
>ready: the thread can compete the cpu with
>       other thread;
>dormant: the state after the thread has been
>         initialized and before start;
>but the suspended, transient and blocked
>state, i do not understand them well.
>can you help me?
>Thanks in advance!

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