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Author Heymans, F. ♦ Parnas, D. L. ♦ Courtois, P. J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Critical section ♦ Mutual exclusion ♦ Shared access to resources
Abstract The problem of the mutual exclusion of several independent processes from simultaneous access to a “critical section” is discussed for the case where there are two distinct classes of processes known as “readers” and “writers.” The “readers” may share the section with each other, but the “writers” must have exclusive access. Two solutions are presented: one for the case where we wish minimum delay for the readers; the other for the case where we wish writing to take place as early as possible.
Description Affiliation: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (Courtois, P. J.; Parnas, D. L.) || MBLE research Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium (Heymans, F.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 10
Page Count 2
Starting Page 667
Ending Page 668


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Source: ACM Digital Library