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Using Codewords to Protect Database Data from a Class of Software Errors

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Using Codewords to Protect Database Data from a Class of Software Errors
Increasingly, for extensibility and performance, specialpurpose application code is being integrated with database system code. Such application code has direct access to database system buffers, and as a result, the danger of data being corrupted due to inadvertent application writes is increased. Previously proposed hardware techniques to protect from corruption require system calls, and their performance depends on details of the hardware architecture. We investigate an alternative approach which uses codewords associated with regions of data to detect corruption and to prevent corrupted data from being used by subsequent transactions. We develop several such techniques which vary in the level of protection, space overhead, performance, and impact on concurrency. These techniques are implemented in the Dal?i main-memory storage manager, and the performance impact of each on normal processing is evaluated. Novel techniques are developed to recover when a transaction had read corrupt...
Philip Bohannon, Rajeev Rastogi, S. Seshadri, Abra
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where ICDE
Authors Philip Bohannon, Rajeev Rastogi, S. Seshadri, Abraham Silberschatz, S. Sudarshan
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