What is the meaning of term Busy-waiting..

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Hello fellow members.  I would like to know what the meaning of term Busy-waiting is. What other kinds of waiting are there in an operating system? Can busy waiting be avoided altogether? Please explain it. Thanks in advance.

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What is the meaning of term Busy-waiting..

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Hi,

This "error" is occurring  when you have to much working processes in the same time. When your computer has to much working processes in same time, then computer is using too much of your RAM( Random Access Memory) and it will slow down your computer. It can be avoided if you don't use many programs or applications in the same time.

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What is the meaning of term Busy-waiting..

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Hello, Shekharsirohi.

 

This term "Busy – Waiting" or polling, according to my experience before it is a  delay in operating system task to check for the availability of the operating system to be ready. It's like waiting the lock to be opened until it start. Because your computer depends on how past you processor to process those programs needed to be open. Try to remove unnecessary programs on your startup, it might help to make the start up of your computer faster.Hope this will help you a lot.
 
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What is the meaning of term Busy-waiting..

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Hi,

Shekharsirohi.

Busy waiting is when waiting for an event to occur by executing instructions and it does that without having the CPU assigned to it.

Busy waiting cannot be avoided altogether because it is useful in multiprocessor systems when the wait is expected to be short because no context switch is required when a process must wait on the lock.

Other kinds of waiting that are there in operating system are: Microsoft windows Xp, windows professional 2000,2007,2008 e.t.c

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Hi Shekharsirohi,

Busy waiting is a process of waiting for a transaction to start. It is very useful because it gives one transaction to be finished first before starting another one.  This will give enough time for the storage to become available. It is a process to be done to prevent more than one process from starting if there are two instances. Perhaps the reason you encounter this notification is that you have multiple processes taking at the same time. It can be avoided by closing unnecessary process and let the prioritized process to be finished first. Hope this helps you.

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