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Adding PEP to Real-Time Distributed Commit Processing

Haritsa, Jayant R and Ramamritham, Krithi (2000) Adding PEP to Real-Time Distributed Commit Processing. In: Real-Time Systems Symposium, 27-30 November, 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 37-46.

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Abstract

One-phase commit protocols substantially reduce the overheads of transaction commit processing, making them attractive for incorporation in distributed real-time databases. A major obstacle, however, is that these protocols significantly increase the occurrence of priority inversions. This arises from the cohorts of each distributed transaction being in a prepared state for extended periods of time, during which their data locks cannot be pre-empted. We present here a new one-phase real-time commit protocol, called PEE that addresses the above-mentioned problem by suitably utilizing our previously proposed prepared data borrowing technique. Simulation-based evaluation of PEP for real-time applications with firm deadlines demonstrates that, for a variety of environments, it substantially reduces the number of killed transactions as compared to its multi-phase counterparts. In fact, PEP often provides better performance than even an equivalent centralized system.

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Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/1071

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