What does deadlock mean?

Definitions for deadlock
ˈdɛdˌlɒkdead·lock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstillnoun

    a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

    "reached an impasse on the negotiations"

Wiktionary

  1. deadlocknoun

    A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse

  2. deadlocknoun

    An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation

  3. deadlockverb

    to cause or to come to a deadlock

Wikipedia

  1. Deadlock

    In concurrent computing, deadlock is any situation in which no member of some group of entities can proceed because each waits for another member, including itself, to take action, such as sending a message or, more commonly, releasing a lock. Deadlocks are a common problem in multiprocessing systems, parallel computing, and distributed systems, because in these contexts systems often use software or hardware locks to arbitrate shared resources and implement process synchronization.In an operating system, a deadlock occurs when a process or thread enters a waiting state because a requested system resource is held by another waiting process, which in turn is waiting for another resource held by another waiting process. If a process remains indefinitely unable to change its state because resources requested by it are being used by another process that itself is waiting, then the system is said to be in a deadlock.In a communications system, deadlocks occur mainly due to loss or corruption of signals rather than contention for resources.

ChatGPT

  1. deadlock

    A deadlock is a situation in computing where two or more tasks are unable to proceed because each is waiting for the other to release a resource. This creates a circular chain of dependencies where no progress can be made. Deadlocks are a common problem in multiprocessing systems, parallel computing, and distributed systems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deadlocknoun

    a lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward

  2. Deadlocknoun

    a counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action

Wikidata

  1. Deadlock

    A deadlock is a situation in which two or more competing actions are each waiting for the other to finish, and thus neither ever does. In computer science a deadly embrace is a deadlock involving exactly two competing actions. It is a term more commonly used in Europe. Outside of computer science a deadly embrace is a deadlock involving exactly two competing actions tending toward some form of tragedy, for example, mutual death or mutual extinction. In an operating system, a deadlock is a situation which occurs when a process or thread enters a waiting state because a resource requested is being held by another waiting process, which in turn is waiting for another resource. If a process is unable to change its state indefinitely because the resources requested by it are being used by another waiting process, then the system is said to be in a deadlock. Deadlock is a common problem in multiprocessing systems, parallel computing and distributed systems, where software and hardware locks are used to handle shared resources and implement process synchronization. In telecommunication systems, deadlocks occur mainly due to lost or corrupt signals instead of resource contention.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. deadlock

    1. [techspeak] A situation wherein two or more processes are unable to proceed because each is waiting for one of the others to do something. A common example is a program communicating to a server, which may find itself waiting for output from the server before sending anything more to it, while the server is similarly waiting for more input from the controlling program before outputting anything. (It is reported that this particular flavor of deadlock is sometimes called a starvation deadlock, though the term starvation is more properly used for situations where a program can never run simply because it never gets high enough priority. Another common flavor is constipation, in which each process is trying to send stuff to the other but all buffers are full because nobody is reading anything.) See deadly embrace. 2. Also used of deadlock-like interactions between humans, as when two people meet in a narrow corridor, and each tries to be polite by moving aside to let the other pass, but they end up swaying from side to side without making any progress because they always move the same way at the same time.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of deadlock in a Sentence

  1. Deutsche Bank strategist George Saravelos:

    A continuation of the deadlock on Monday will immediately shift focus to Wednesday’s bi-weekly ECB review of the ELA limits of Greek banks, in the event of failure, we would expect the ECB to become more explicit on the timing of when ELA funding would be withdrawn or capped.

  2. Carsten Brzeski:

    ECB-bashing has become fashionable in Germany, this can paralyze the euro zone because it means the policy mix continues to be in deadlock. They will not move on issues such as Greek debt restructuring.

  3. Vince Cable:

    With Parliament in deadlock, it is time to go back to the public.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    The way we break the deadlock on this issue is when Congress does not have just a stranglehold on this debate -- or, excuse me, the NRA does not have a stranglehold on Congress in this debate.

  5. Bontoi Munkhdul:

    I'm sure he'll try (to fix Oyu Tolgoi) but he was in the cabinet for the past three years and we're still at a deadlock, But he's well liked in the business community.

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