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From Recovery Blocks to Concurrent Atomic Actions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD, Dr Robert Stroud


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This paper reviews the development of error recovery structures that support general fault tolerance, and describes a new object-oriented scheme for error recovery in concurrent systems that generalizes existing schemes based on either conversations or transactions. This new scheme, which is based on what we term a Coordinated Atomic Action, is intended to facilitate the provision of means of tolerating hardware and software faults, and faults that have affected the environment of the computer system - and to do so for programs that involve cooperating concurrent processes, and the use of shared resources.

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Author(s): Randell B, Romanovsky A, Rubira-Calsavara CMF, Stroud RJ, Wu Z, Xu J

Editor(s): Randell, B., Laprie, J-C., Kopetz, H., Littlewood, B.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Predictably Dependable Computing Systems

Year: 1995

Pages: 87-101

Series Title: ESPRIT Basic Research Series

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Place Published: Brussels

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ISBN: 9783540593348