A Formal Model of Crash Recovery in a Distributed System

@article{Skeen1981AFM,
  title={A Formal Model of Crash Recovery in a Distributed System},
  author={Dale Skeen and Michael Stonebraker},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={1981},
  volume={SE-9},
  pages={219-228}
}
A formal model for atomic commit protocols for a distributed database system is introduced. The model is used to prove existence results about resilient protocols for site failures that do not partition the network and then for partitioned networks. For site failures, a pessimistic recovery technique, called independent recovery, is introduced and the class of failures for which resilient protocols exist is identified. For partitioned networks, two cases are studied: the pessimistic case in… CONTINUE READING
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