Thread: Critical-Section Problem. (Dekker)

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    Critical-Section Problem. (Dekker)

    I read this code in my OS book but I'm having trouble understanding it. Would someone explain to me what's happening in this code? This code is the first-known correct software solution to the critical-section problem for two processes and was developed by Dekker.

    boolean flag[2];
    int turn;
    // Above two variables are shared by the two processes.
    do {
        while (flag[j]){
            if (turn == j){
                while (turn == j)
                   ;// do nothing
    // critical section
    turn = j;
    // remainder section.
    }while (TRUE);
    I'm totally clueless about what's going on in this code.

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