Towards Operating System Support for Application-Specific Fault-Tolerance Protocols

Abstract

This paper proposes a new approach to operating system support for fault tolerance. We argue that in order to meet diverse application fault-tolerance requirements, the operating system should allow users to extend its functionality to support application-specific fault-tolerance protocols. We show that this kind of customisability can be achieved by explicitly decomposing the operating system into policies and mechanisms residing in different architectural layers and allowing applications to extend and modify these layers independently.

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@inproceedings{Ryzhyk2005TowardsOS, title={Towards Operating System Support for Application-Specific Fault-Tolerance Protocols}, author={Leonid Ryzhyk and Ihor Kuz}, year={2005} }