Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Mutex, which is short for mutual exclusion object, is a computer programming term. It describes an object that permits more than one thread to access the same shared resources, but never at the same time. A shared resource may be something like data residing in memory or an input/output device, such as a disk controller. Enforcing mutual exclusion is an important part of preventing race conditions.

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