Unreliable Failure Detectors for Reliable Distributed Systems

  title={Unreliable Failure Detectors for Reliable Distributed Systems},
  author={Tushar Deepak Chandra and Sam Toueg},
  journal={J. ACM},
We introduce the concept of unreliable failure detectors and study how they can be used to solve Consensus in asynchronous systems with crash failures. We characterise unreliable failure detectors in terms of two properties—completeness and accuracy. We show that Consensus can be solved even with unreliable failure detectors that make an infinite number of mistakes, and determine which ones can be used to solve Consensus despite any number of crashes, and which ones require a majority of… CONTINUE READING
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