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Fault Tolerance Terminology Proposals

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Tom Anderson, Professor Pete Lee



At present, the fault tolerance community is hampered by using a set of conflicting terms to refer to closely related fault tolerance concepts. This paper presents informal, but precise, definitions and terminology for these concepts. In particular, the terms fault, error and failure are carefully defined and distinguished. The aim is to promote discussion in the hope that an agreed terminology will emerge.

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Author(s): Anderson T, Lee PA

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1982

Pages: 7

Print publication date: 01/04/1982

Source Publication Date: April 1982

Report Number: 174

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne