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What is mutual exclusion? Explain its significance.

Subject: Operating System

Topic: Synchronization and Deadlocks

Difficulty: Medium

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  • Mutual exclusion is one of the conditions for a deadlock to occur.

  • It must be holding true for non-shareable resources .Non-sharable resources include printer, memory space etc.

  • Significance of mutual execution:

    • Prevents race around condition.

    • Prevents multiple threads to enter critical section at the same time.

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