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.
- an object provides a synchronized method that often takes a long time to return.
If one thread invokes this method frequently, other threads that also need frequent synchronized access to the same object will often be blocked.