Thread Safety

  • Thread safe: Implementation is guaranteed to be free of race conditions when accessed by multiple threads simultaneously.
  • Conditionally safe: Different threads can access different objects simultaneously, and access to shared data is protected from race conditions
  • Not thread safe: Data structures should not be accessed simultaneously by different threads.

Thread safety is a concept that means different threads can access the same resources without exposing erroneous behavior or producing unpredictable results like a race condition or a deadlock. Thread safety can be achieved by using various synchronization techniques.