Analysis of quorum-based protocols for distributed (k+1)-exclusion

  • Divyakant Agrawal
  • Ömer Eğecioğlu
  • Amr El Abbadi
Session 3B: Distributed/Logic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 959)


A generalization of the majority quorum for the solution of the distributed (k+1)-exclusion problem is proposed. This scheme produces a family of quorums of varying sizes and availabilities indexed by integral divisors r of k. The cases r=1 and r=k correspond to known majority based quorum generation algorithms MAJ and DIV, whereas intermediate values of r interpolate between these two extremes. A cost and availability analysis of the proposed methods is also presented.


Communication Cost Communication Overhead Critical Section Mutual Exclusion Site Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Divyakant Agrawal
    • 1
  • Ömer Eğecioğlu
    • 1
  • Amr El Abbadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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