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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.26
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86411
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8641/
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Alchieri, Eduardo ; Bessani, Alysson ; Greve, Fabíola ; Fraga, Joni da Silva

Efficient and Modular Consensus-Free Reconfiguration for Fault-Tolerant Storage

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Abstract

Quorum systems are useful tools for implementing consistent and available storage in the presence of failures. These systems usually comprise of a static set of servers that provide a fault-tolerant read/write register accessed by a set of clients. We consider a dynamic variant of these systems and propose FreeStore, a set of fault-tolerant protocols that emulates a register in dynamic asynchronous systems in which processes are able to join/leave the set of servers during the execution. These protocols use a new abstraction called view generators, that captures the agreement requirements of reconfiguration and can be implemented in different system models with different properties. Particularly interesting, we present a reconfiguration protocol that is modular, efficient, consensus-free and loosely coupled with read/write protocols. An analysis and an experimental evaluation show that the proposed protocols improve the overall system performance when compared with previous solutions.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{alchieri_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8641,
  author =	{Eduardo Alchieri and Alysson Bessani and Fab{\'i}ola Greve and Joni da Silva Fraga},
  title =	{{Efficient and Modular Consensus-Free Reconfiguration for Fault-Tolerant Storage}},
  booktitle =	{21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)},
  pages =	{26:1--26:17},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-061-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{95},
  editor =	{James Aspnes and Alysson Bessani and Pascal Felber and Jo{\~a}o Leit{\~a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8641},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86411},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.26},
  annote =	{Keywords: Distributed Systems, Reconfiguration, Fault-Tolerant Quorum Systems}
}

Keywords: Distributed Systems, Reconfiguration, Fault-Tolerant Quorum Systems
Seminar: 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 16.03.2018


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