Concurrency - Starvation

1 - About

Starvation is a forms of thread contention.

Starvation describes a situation where a thread is unable :

  • to gain regular access to shared resources
  • to make progress.

This happens when shared resources are made unavailable for long periods by “greedy” threads.

3 - Example

Suppose:

If one thread invokes this method frequently, other threads that also need frequent synchronized access to the same object will often be blocked.

4 - Documentation / Reference


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