What is a deadlock in operating system? Is it a state where two ore more operations are waiting for each other, say a computing action 'A' is waiting for action 'B' to complete, while action 'B' can only execute when 'A' is completed. Such a situation would be called a deadlock. In operating systems, a deadlock situation is arrived when computer resources required for complete of a computing task are held by another task that is waiting to execute. The system thus goes into an indefinite loop resulting into a deadlock. The deadlock in operating system seems to be a common issue in multiprocessor systems, parallel and distributed computing setups.