mutual exclusion

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mutual exclusion

(parallel, operating system)
(Or "mutex", plural: "mutexes") A collection of techniques for sharing resources so that different uses do not conflict and cause unwanted interactions. One of the most commonly used techniques for mutual exclusion is the semaphore.
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Instead of dealing with low-level primitives and constructs like semaphores, mutex locks, monitors, condition variables and signals, Jibu provides to the developer a high-level abstraction for parallel and concurrent programming in a platform independent fashion.