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Latches and Mutex

INTRODUCTION To LATCH Latches are low level serialization mechanisms used to protect shared data structures in the SGA. The implementation of latches is operating system dependent, particularly in regard to whether a process will wait for a latch and for how long. A latch is a type of a lock that can be very quickly acquired and freed. Latches are typically used to prevent more … Continue reading Latches and Mutex »