blocked process

blocked process

[¦bläkt ′prä‚ses]
(computer science)
A program that is running on a computer but is temporarily prevented from making progress because it requires some resource (such as a printer or user input) that is not immediately available.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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PDSH leader Menduh Tachi expressed his concern for the blocked process for purification and filtering the election list and for failing to appoint an Albanian Secretary General in the State Election Commission.
The vetoes from Germany and the UK have blocked process since unanimity is required.
Considerably better behavior is obtained by preventing critical-section preemption and ensuring that the lock is not given to a blocked process waiting in the queue: the Queue-HS, Smart-Q, and Ticket-PS locks perform far better than the other scalable locks and outperform the Native and TAS-B locks at multiprogramming levels greater than 2.
SDP BiH states that unsuccessful sessions of the BiH Presidency and parliaments are the most visible, in addition to a series of other blocked processes at other levels of government, evidence that there is no will for Bosnia and Herzegovina to move forward and that no compromise will be reached.
- Detection of short-duration performance-degrading spikes (CPU and memory utilization, network I/O, storage capacity, CPU wait index, and blocked processes), undetectable using Legacy monitoring solutions.
However, in Macedonia, the government is uninterested because it wants to resume its rule while BDI is silent and gains from this situation and agrees with the standstill and the blocked processes in the country," Polozani said.