View Consistency for Optimistic Replication

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View Consistency for Optimistic Replication
Optimistically replicated systems provide highly available data even when communication between data replicas is unreliable or unavailable. The high availability comes at the cost of allowing inconsistent accesses, since users can read and write old copies of data. Session guarantees [12] have been used to reduce such inconsistencies. They preserve most of the availability benefits of optimistic systems. We generalize session guarantees to apply to persistent as well as distributed entities. We implement these guarantees, called view consistency, on Ficus an optimistically replicated file system. Our implementation enforces consistency on a per-file basis and does not require changes to individual applications. View consistency is enforced by clients accessing the data and thus requires minimal changes to the replicated data servers. We show that view consistency allows access to available and high performing data replicas and can be implemented efficiently. Experimental results show ...
Ashvin Goel, Calton Pu, Gerald J. Popek
Added 05 Aug 2010
Updated 05 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1998
Where SRDS
Authors Ashvin Goel, Calton Pu, Gerald J. Popek
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