GATE 2006 Deadlock

 

Consider the following snapshot of a system running n processes. Process i is holding Xi instances of a resource R, 1 <= i <= n. currently, all instances of R are occupied. Further, for all i, process i has placed a request for an additional Yi instances while holding the Xi instances it already has. There are exactly two processes p and q such that Yp = Yq = 0. Which one of the following can serve as a necessary condition to guarantee that the system is not approaching a deadlock? 
(A) min (Xp, Xq) < max (Yk) where k != p and k != q (B) Xp + Xq >= min (Yk) where k != p and k != q
(C) max (Xp, Xq) > 1
(D) min (Xp, Xq) > 1

 

 

will anybody please explain me the meaning of each option?

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