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See also: Mutex
mutex (plural mutexes)
- (programming) An object in a program that serves as a lock, used to negotiate mutual exclusion among threads.
object in a program
- (programming, transitive) To apply a mutex to.
- 2002, Steve Connet, “Re: best way to interrupt a select() call in a (POSIX) thread?”, in comp.programming.threads (Usenet):
- 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.