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Mutex Vs Semaphore

The title seemed to bug me a lot, until today when i found a really good explanation. If you google for the difference between Mutex and Semaphore you will see in most of the places it is mentioned that mutex is a binary semaphore.

But mutex is not actually a binary semaphore.

See these links to understand the difference:
1. http://blog.feabhas.com/2009/09/mutex-vs-semaphores-%e2%80%93-part-1-semaphores/
2. http://blog.feabhas.com/2009/09/mutex-vs-semaphores-%e2%80%93-part-2-the-mutex/
3. http://blog.feabhas.com/2009/10/mutex-vs-semaphores-%e2%80%93-part-3-final-part-mutual-exclusion-problems/