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There are lots of information in the internet for Semaphore, Mutex, etc. But as far as I've searched, there isn't a clear info available on Monitors.

I know that a Mutex helps in Mutual exclusion between processes. A binary semaphore also does similar function. Then what is the use of introducing a new concept called Monitor.

What does it actually do that makes it so special?

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A Monitor is a more simple locking technique which allows resource lock between threads of a single process, while Mutex and Semaphore allows inter-process resource locking.

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