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First Come First Served Process Scheduling FCFS in operating systems

Last modified on February 13th, 2019 at 5:42 pm

First Come First Served Scheduling (FCFS)

In this tutorial, we will try to learn the followings;

  • What is First Come First Served Scheduling?
  • Gantt Chart for FCFS
  • How to calculate turn around time?
  • FCFS Program in C++
  • Watch Video Lecture

Process arrives first always execute first.

FCFS is non-preemptive scheduling algorithm so processes priority does not matter.

  • If the process first arrived is a big process with a high burst time, then other processes with less burst time need to wait.
  • Average wait time is high.
  • Easy to implement.
  • Easy to understand.
ProcessBurst TimeArrival

Gantt Chart of First Come, First Served (FCFS) Scheduling

FCFS Algo in os
Figure: FCFS.
ProcessWaiting Time

Average Wait Time: (0+8+12+14) / 4 = 8.5

How to calculate turn around time?


First Come First Served (FCFS) Program in C++


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