Roach motel

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Roach motel may mean:

  • A low-priced motel or comparable lodging facility, usually a considerably older property in disrepair, not affiliated with a major chain, and located in a decaying area of town.
  • Roach Motel (insect trap), a device used to catch cockroaches.
  • In computers, sometimes as slang use:
    • Sometimes used to refer to a proprietary file standard -- "you can check your data in, but you can't check it out".
    • A property of the Java Memory Model, which lets compilers and Java Virtual Machines move accesses to memory into synchronized blocks, but not to move them out.