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Título: Enforcing Strong Consistency with Semantically View Synchronous Multicast
Autor: Pereira, José
Rodrigues, Luís
Oliveira, Rui
Data: Jun-2001
Editora: Department of Informatics, University of Lisbon
Relatório da Série N.º: di-fcul-tr-01-2
Resumo: Replication is a fundamental strategy to obtain highly available services. Among the mechanisms that support replication, view synchronous multicast protocols emerge as a powerful abstraction to encapsulate fundamental problems in replication. Unfortunately, in the presence of a temporarily slow processor or network link the performance of implementations of view synchronous multicast is degraded for the whole group. This happens due to the strong reliability criterion, which forces a potentially large number of messages to be stored, eventually leading to buffer exhaustion and intermittent blocking of the application. This paper proposes a new multicast primitive, Semantically View Synchronous Multicast, that alleviates this problem by selectively weakening reliability constraints while, at the same time, allowing strong consistency to be enforced at a higher level. The usefulness and practical relevance of the new primitive is illustrated using a modified primary-backup replication protocol
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/14197
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