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Distributed Computing by Mukesh Singhal, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani

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CHAPTER 10

Deadlock detection in distributed systems

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10.1  Introduction

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Deadlocks are a fundamental problem in distributed systems and deadlock detection in distributed systems has received considerable attention in the past. In distributed systems, a process may request resources in any order, which may not be known a priori, and a process can request a resource while holding others. If the allocation sequence of process resources is not controlled in such environments, deadlocks can occur. A deadlock can be defined as a condition where a set ...

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