(countable and uncountable, plural livelocks)
livelock - Computer Definition
An endless loop in program execution. It occurs when a process repeats itself, because it continues to receive erroneous information. It can also occur when a process that calls another process is itself called by that process, and there is no logic to detect this situation and stop the operation. A livelock differs from a "deadlock," in that processing continues to take place, rather than just waiting in an idle loop. See deadly embrace.