chapter  7
MEC
UTUAL XCLUSION HALLENGES ONSIDERATIONS
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On many occasions, we need to guarantee that a thread has exclusive access to a shared resource or to a critical section. However, several threads may need to obtain these items, so we need to synchronize their behavior to ensure that exclusive access can be provided. In this chapter, we consider the properties of the mutex, which is designed solely to provide mutual exclusion protection by avoiding conflict between threads and preventing unwanted interactions between threads.