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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2018.12
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-100720
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/10072/
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Wei, Hengfeng ; Huang, Yu ; Lu, Jian

Specification and Implementation of Replicated List: The Jupiter Protocol Revisited

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Abstract

The replicated list object is frequently used to model the core functionality of replicated collaborative text editing systems. Since 1989, the convergence property has been a common specification of a replicated list object. Recently, Attiya et al. proposed the strong/weak list specification and conjectured that the well-known Jupiter protocol satisfies the weak list specification. The major obstacle to proving this conjecture is the mismatch between the global property on all replica states prescribed by the specification and the local view each replica maintains in Jupiter using data structures like 1D buffer or 2D state space. To address this issue, we propose CJupiter (Compact Jupiter) based on a novel data structure called n-ary ordered state space for a replicated client/server system with n clients. At a high level, CJupiter maintains only a single n-ary ordered state space which encompasses exactly all states of each replica. We prove that CJupiter and Jupiter are equivalent and that CJupiter satisfies the weak list specification, thus solving the conjecture above.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{wei_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:10072,
  author =	{Hengfeng Wei and Yu Huang and Jian Lu},
  title =	{{Specification and Implementation of Replicated List: The Jupiter Protocol Revisited}},
  booktitle =	{22nd International Conference on Principles of Distributed  Systems (OPODIS 2018)},
  pages =	{12:1--12:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-098-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{125},
  editor =	{Jiannong Cao and Faith Ellen and Luis Rodrigues and Bernardo Ferreira},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/10072},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-100720},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2018.12},
  annote =	{Keywords: Collaborative text editing systems, Replicated list, Concurrency control, Strong/weak list specification, Operational transformation, Jupiter protocol}
}

Keywords: Collaborative text editing systems, Replicated list, Concurrency control, Strong/weak list specification, Operational transformation, Jupiter protocol
Collection: 22nd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2018)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 15.01.2019


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