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From: Lois Goldthwaite (loisg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-09 06:10:42

Pavel Cisler wrote:

> >
> There may be a clear, complete definition of what a "mutex" is in some
> computer science text. (I haven't seen one in my stash of OS books). If
> there is, I'm wrong and it would be a great name for the respective locking
> primitive :-).

A mutex is a thing which, if you don't use it correctly, causes the behavior of
your application to MUTate inEXplicably from run to run.


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