Sprite position statement: Use distributed state for failure recovery

Brent Welch, Mary Baker, Fred Douglis, John Hartman, Mendel Rosenblum, John Ousterhout

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Abstract

The authors advocate keeping state in main memory instead of logging state to disk so that higher performance services can be implemented. They are motivated by their distributed file system which uses stateful servers to support a high-performance distributed caching system. For reliability, a server's state is replicated in the main memory of other hosts so that the system can recover from the failure of a server. After a server reboots, its clients help it rebuild its internal state. The authors point out that as networks and processors get faster, but disks do not, relying on other hosts will be more efficient than using disks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages130-133
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)081862003X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Second Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) - Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 27 1989Sep 29 1989

Publication series

NameProc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II

Other

OtherProceedings of the Second Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II)
CityPacific Grove, CA, USA
Period9/27/899/29/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Welch, B., Baker, M., Douglis, F., Hartman, J., Rosenblum, M., & Ousterhout, J. (1989). Sprite position statement: Use distributed state for failure recovery. In Anon (Ed.), Proc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II (pp. 130-133). (Proc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II). Publ by IEEE.