Defining deadlock

  title={Defining deadlock},
  author={Gertrude Neuman Levine},
  journal={Operating Systems Review},
Deadlock has been widely studied in many fields of computer science, notably in communications, database, and operating systems. Perhaps because (at least one state called) deadlock is tractable, there exists extensive literature on the subject. Deadlock was apparently decisively defined over thirty years ago, with its characteristics and handlers. Yet… CONTINUE READING