deadly embrace


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deadly embrace

[¦ded·lē im′brās]
(computer science)

deadly embrace

deadly embrace

A stalemate that occurs when two elements in a process are each waiting for the other to respond. For example, in a network, if one user is working on file A and needs file B to continue, but another user is working on file B and needs file A to continue, each one waits for the other. Both are temporarily locked out. The software must be able to deal with this. Contrast with livelock.
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It is a deadly embrace motivated by the oldest sin in the world: rebellion against authority--in this case, the authority of hearth and home and its superior claims of kinship and faith.
Suddenly, locked in their deadly embrace, a stumble and they were gone, plummeting into the churning abyss far below.
If the data in the socket is an exact multiple of buflen, the loop won't terminate on end of data, but will try one more read on an empty buffer, causing the previously described deadly embrace.
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