What’s the state of my Linux process when it reads blocks from a disk?

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I'm currently using Linux - and I need to figure out what happens to my process (I mean the state of it) when it has to read blocks from my disk. Would it be blocked? How is another process chosen for execution? Thanks.
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A web search will give you a list of sites that can help you out. Here is one of them. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1475683/linux-process-states

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