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Tiered Fault Tolerance for Long-Term Integrity

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Tiered Fault Tolerance for Long-Term Integrity
Fault-tolerant services typically make assumptions about the type and maximum number of faults that they can tolerate while providing their correctness guarantees; when such a fault threshold is violated, correctness is lost. We revisit the notion of fault thresholds in the context of long-term archival storage. We observe that fault thresholds are inevitably violated in longterm services, making traditional fault tolerance inapplicable to the long-term. In this work, we undertake a "reallocation of the fault-tolerance budget" of a long-term service. We split the service into service pieces, each of which can tolerate a different number of faults without failing (and without causing the whole service to fail): each piece can be either in a critical trusted fault tier, which must never fail, or an untrusted fault tier, which can fail massively and often, or other fault tiers in between. By carefully engineering the split of a long-term service into pieces that must obey disti...
Byung-Gon Chun, Petros Maniatis, Scott Shenker, Jo
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where FAST
Authors Byung-Gon Chun, Petros Maniatis, Scott Shenker, John Kubiatowicz
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