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Deadlock Management Strategies – Deadlock Avoidance

Deadlock Avoidance is another approach towards the elimination of the deadlock problems. – Deadlocks are also quite common as in the case of the distributed systems (in this case called the distributed deadlocks). – Deadlock avoidance is a type of deadlock management strategy that involves anticipation of the deadlock before its actual occurrence. – This […]

Deadlock Management Strategies – Deadlock Prevention

Deadlocks occur if and only if all the four Coffman conditions are met. Preventing a deadlock is possible if any one or more of these conditions are not satisfied. Deadlock prevention is thus a very important part of the deadlock management strategies.

Elimination of the Mutual Exclusion Condition: – The condition of the mutual exclusion […]

Deadlock Management Strategies – Deadlock Detection

The resources of a system are limited and therefore when the two processes compete for them, a deadlock is likely to occur. Now, since the processes have the right to access the resource and even hold it, the other processes are prevented from utilizing these resources and thus they are put in to a waiting […]

Differences between Deadlock and Starvation

Deadlocks and Starvation appear to be similar problems but they are not same. There is a whole lot of considerable difference between the two.

What is the typical scenario for a process?

– It will request for some resource, use it and then ultimately release it. – But if the same resource is requested […]