A More Committed Quorum-Based Three Phase Commit Protocol

  title={A More Committed Quorum-Based Three Phase Commit Protocol},
  author={Tim Kempster and Colin Stirling and Peter Thanisch},
In the original quorum-based three phase commit (Q3PC) protocol, a quorum of sites may form after failure, yet those sites remain blocked. [...] Key Method We use the concept of “views” to analyse protocols. This allows us to construct an improved version of E3PC which can make progress towards committing a transaction during recovery in circumstances where E3PC would abort. Our new protocol shares with E3PC the property that a quorum never blocks.Expand
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A Quorum-Based Commit Protocol
  • D. Skeen
  • Computer Science
  • Berkeley Workshop
  • 1982
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A Quorum Based Commit Protocol. Berkeley Workshop on Distributed Data Management and Computer Networks
  • A Quorum Based Commit Protocol. Berkeley Workshop on Distributed Data Management and Computer Networks
  • 1982