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Definitions of BUSY-WAIT
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To wait for an event by spinning through atight loop or timed-delay loop that polls for the event oneach pass, as opposed to setting up an interrupt handler andcontinuing execution on another part of the task. This is awasteful technique, best avoided on time-sharing systemswhere a busy-waiting program may hog the processor.
By Denis Howe