deadlock

Dead lock

Nonatomic actions introduce the possibility that the protocol can
deadlock, meaning that it reaches a state where it cannot continue.

Now, on the context of congestion control deadlock is acheived
when the packets in the interconnect can make no forward progress
no matter what sequence of events happens.

References :
Snooping Protocols.
Congestion Control.
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Third Edition

 

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