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Hazard-free connection release

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Title: Hazard-free connection release
Author: Walter, Jennifer E.
Abstract: Fault-tolerant communication in a distributed system requires reliable connection management and message delivery. Reliable connection management includes the guarantee of hazard-free release, in which no data is lost before the connection is terminated. This thesis focusses on protocols in which the end nodes retain no connection-specific information between incarnations, operating over networks that deliver packets in order and which may or may not lose packets in transit. A formal model that encompasses the notion of hazard-free connection release is presented. It is shown that providing a guarantee of hazard-free connection release incurs a penalty over non-hazard-free connection release in terms of message passing overhead if the network does not lose packets. If packet loss may occur, it is shown that there is no penalty for providing hazard-free connection release, since the connection management protocol must compensate for poorer network behavior.
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Includes bibliographical references: p. 51.
Issued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.
Publisher: Texas A&M University
Subject: computer science.
Major computer science.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1997-THESIS-W156
Date: 1997


Walter, Jennifer E. (1997). Hazard-free connection release. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1997 -THESIS -W156.

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