mutual deadlock

mutual deadlock

[′myü·chə·wəl ′ded‚läk]
(computer science)
A condition in which deadlocked tasks are awaiting resource assignments, and each task on a list awaits release of a resource held by the following task, with the last task awaiting release of a resource held by the first task. Also known as circular wait.
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Conflicts start to be ripe for diplomatic solutions only when the parties get trapped in an unbearably painful mutual deadlock.
But the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is nonetheless sui generis: either the parties' six-decade mutual deadlock is not unbearable enough, or they prefer to pay the price of conflict rather than compromise their national ethos.
Internal conflicts that end not with mutual deadlock but with an overwhelming victory by one of the parties hardly ever produce diplomatic solutions.