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January 27, 2011  10:46 AM

Don’t grow dreadlocks over code deadlocks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, multithreading, parallelism, Programming, quality

In software application development, a so-called "deadlock" is a situation where two or more tasks permanently block each other by each task having a lock on a resource (within the software system), which other tasks are also trying to lock. Think of two people who both need two spanners to...

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