task descriptor

task descriptor

[′task di‚skrip·tər]
(computer science)
The vital information about a task in a multitask system which must be saved when the task is interrupted. Also known as state vector.
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Task descriptor in RTMON is a C-language structure (IDPROC) which occupies 18 bytes of memory (given that char is 8-bit and int is 16-bit).