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Recovery Blocks in Actions: A System Supporting High Reliability

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Tom Anderson, Ronald Kerr



A brief account is presented of the recovery block scheme together with a brief description of a new implementation of the underlying cache mechanism. The salient features of a proposed computer architecture are described, which incorporates this implementation and also provides a high level of detection for errors such as the corruption of code and data. A prototype system has been constructed to test the viability of these techniques by executing programs containing recovery blocks on an emulator for the proposed architecture. Experiences in running this system are recounted with respect to errors introduced by deliberate attempts to corrupt the system.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Anderson T, Kerr R

Series Editor(s): Shaw B

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1976

Pages: 11

Print publication date: 01/07/1976

Source Publication Date: July 1976

Report Number: 93

Institution: Computing Laboratory, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne