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A fair fast distributed concurrent-reader exclusive-writer synchronization

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2 Author(s)
Johnson, T.J. ; Dept. of CISE, Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA ; Yoon, H.

Distributed synchronization is needed to arbitrate access to a shared resource in a message passing system. Reader/writer synchronization can improve efficiency and throughput if a large fraction of accesses to the shared resource are queries. In this paper, we present a highly efficient distributed algorithm that provides FCFS concurrent-reader exclusive-writer synchronization with an amortized O(logn) messages per critical section entry and O(logn) bits of storage per processor. We evaluate the new algorithm with a simulation study, comparing it to fast and low-overhead distributed mutual exclusion algorithms. We find that when the request load contains a large fraction of read locks, our algorithm provides higher throughput and a lower acquisition time latency than is possible with the distributed mutual exclusion algorithms, with a small increase in the number of messages passed per critical section entry. The low space and message passing overhead, and high efficiency make the algorithm scalable and practical for implementation. The algorithm we present can easily be extended to give preference to readers or writers.

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Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computing, 1996. Proceedings Frontiers '96., Sixth Symposium on the

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27-31 Oct. 1996

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