A Parallel and Nonblocking Updating Mechanism for Replicated Directory Files in Distributed Systems

Jia X.H., Shimizu K. and Maekawa M. (1994) A Parallel and Nonblocking Updating Mechanism for Replicated Directory Files in Distributed Systems. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 20 3: 330-340. doi:10.1006/jpdc.1994.1031


Author Jia X.H.
Shimizu K.
Maekawa M.
Title A Parallel and Nonblocking Updating Mechanism for Replicated Directory Files in Distributed Systems
Journal name Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0743-7315
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1006/jpdc.1994.1031
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 330
End page 340
Total pages 11
Subject 2207 Control and Systems Engineering
1708 Hardware and Architecture
1706 Computer Science Applications
Abstract This paper presents a new and efficient method for consistency control of replicated directory files. By investigating the special consistency requirements and the data structure of directory files, we design a parallel and nonblocking updating mechanism for the management of directory files. Compared with other consistency control mechanisms, our approach has the following advantages: (1) neither global locking nor globally synchronized clocks are used; (2) updates can be issued at any node without synchronizing with each other; (3) updates from remote nodes are executed as they arrive, without being blocked. The access consistency and correctness of the mechanism are also discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
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