Deadlock: Definition, Prevention and Avoidance Strategies
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Deadlock is a situation that arises in a shared resource environment, where a process waits for a resource for indefinite time because that resource is already occupied by another process. This article discusses the definition of deadlock and several strategies to deal with it, including deadlock prevention and avoidance. Wait-Die and Wound-Wait schemes are explained in detail, along with the Wait-for Graph approach.