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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Even if Einstein's cosmological constant (repulsion) was considered to be accurate for a long time, in modern physics the mechanical worldview of the "gravity and repulsion" was rebuilt, disposing "gravity" to explain the mutual attraction between objects, and "repulsion" to define the mutual exclusion between objects.
The first narrative structure, mutual exclusion, is concerned with "an opposition between two explanations or sets of events, one tagged as real or true, the other as illusory or false" (41).
The author discusses the concept of uncertainty as essential to literature, and he points out literary structures that spark and support this element of thought--such as mutual exclusion, multiplicity, and repetition in these novels, subdividing these structures into oscillation, enfolding, adjacency, accounting, vacuity, synchronicity, and flippancy.
We abstract mutual exclusion operations for a critical area as lock (l) and unlock (u).
Experience proved beyond doubt that mutual exclusion is practically impossible and better for them reaching out via mutual consent and perhaps municipalities could have a say in this, he retorted.
The families attempt to live out their lives in mutual exclusion, but to no avail.
Among their topics are the user as a service, the physical layer aspects of wireless networks, analyzing high-speed performance through a prediction feedback based model, token-based mutual exclusion in peer-to-peer systems, and blending augmented reality with real world scenarios using mobile devices.
That they clash has much to do with the coordinates of mutual exclusion, Cold War antagonism, and political polarization within which these memories have long been plotted.
of facade rarely come into view simultaneously; they operate rather on the principle of mutual exclusion, or on the principle of figure and background: when we see one, we do not notice the other; when we expound rhetorical splendour we do not perceive falsity.
According to the representation in figure 4, that presents the state of the system led in an operating point, one may observe that the obtained control structure ensures the specified succession of the operations, the proper allocation and dismissal of non-shared resources and storage resources, and the mutual exclusion at shared resources allocation.
Originally a conference volume, Common Ground or Mutual Exclusion contains major papers, mostly by German scholars, delivered at an international symposium held at Frankfurt am Main in the summer of 2000.
The absolute incommensurability of these narrative possibilities distinguishes mutual exclusion from the average case of unreliability in any first person or limited omniscient narrative.

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