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If 2 threads are trying to send data over TCP/IP socket connection() using the same socket, should both the thread first acquire mutex lock?

if they send() without lock will that cause data loss on receiving side which is waiting on recv()
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When sharing a socket between threads, you should use proper synchronization, so there's never more than one thread that tries to use the socket at the same time.

You could do that with mutexes indeed. Makes sure to lock the mutex before every operation that uses the socket, and unlock it after the operation has finished.

The risk when not doing this, is that you'll garble the data, or worse : corrupt the socket.
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