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The condition that occurs when a transaction or group of transactions has access to a particular resource in a distributed system and other transactions do not. For example, part of a file may be locked while a transaction updates it. If a transaction wants access to a resource that is locked, then it normally has to wait until the resource is released—usually when the transaction that is using it has completed the process it was carrying out.

Subjects: Computing.


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