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Monitor

  1. Peter J. Denning1,
  2. Walter F. Tichy2

Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse970

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. and Tichy, W. F. 2008. Monitor. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

  2. 2

    University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

Abstract

The term monitor denotes a control program that oversees the allocation of resources among a set of user programs.

Keywords:

  • operating system;
  • synchronization;
  • mutual exclusion;
  • atomic operation