Constant RMR solutions to reader writer synchronization

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Constant RMR solutions to reader writer synchronization
We study Reader-Writer Exclusion [1], a well-known variant of the Mutual Exclusion problem [2] where processes are divided into two classes–readers and writers–and multiple readers can be in the Critical Section (CS) at the same time, although no process may be in the CS at the same time as a writer. Since readers don’t conflict with each other, they should not obstruct each other. Specifically, the concurrent entering property must be satisfied: if all writers are in the remainder section, each reader should be able to enter the CS in a bounded number of its own steps. Three versions of the Reader-Writer Exclusion problem are commonly studied–one where writers have priority over readers, another where readers have priority, and the last where neither class has priority over the other and no process may starve. To ensure high performance on Cache-Coherent (CC) and Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) multiprocessors, algorithms should be designed to generate as few remote memory...
Vibhor Bhatt, Prasad Jayanti
Added 16 Aug 2010
Updated 16 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where PODC
Authors Vibhor Bhatt, Prasad Jayanti
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