Design and implementation of a distributed semaphore facility

Shyan-Ming Yuan*, Chiao Jang Wu, Hsiou Mien Lien, I. Neng Chen

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Abstract

This paper describes a distributed semaphore facility called DISEM. DISEM supports semaphore mechanism in a distributed workstations environment, it is implemented at the application level for workstations running a version or a derivative of UNIX operating system which supports BSD sockets and System V IPCs. In addition, DISEM also provides fault tolerant service in case a workstation crashes. Generally speaking, DISEM is a useful and portable facility for supporting of distributed semaphore in a local network of workstations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
PublisherIEEE
Pages181-184
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818627557
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Apr 1992
EventProceedings of the Third Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 14 Apr 199216 Apr 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Third Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Third Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period14/04/9216/04/92

Keywords

  • Distributed computing
  • Workstations
  • Operating systems
  • Computer networks
  • Fault tolerance
  • Contracts
  • Information science
  • Application software
  • Sockets
  • Computer crashes

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