mutex

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Etymology[edit]

mutually exclusive

Noun[edit]

mutex (plural mutexes)

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  1. (computing, programming) An object in a program that serves as a lock, used to negotiate mutual exclusion among threads.

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Verb[edit]

mutex (third-person singular simple present mutexes, present participle mutexing, simple past and past participle mutexed)

  1. (computing, programming, transitive) To apply a mutex to.
    • 2002, "Steve Connet", Re: best way to interrupt a select() call in a (POSIX) thread? (on newsgroup comp.programming.threads)
      Or you can have a single pipe that is mutexed so each thread can only write to the pipe exclusively. Alternatively, you can have each thread put the finished fd in a globally mutexed list.