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A General scheme for token and tree based distributed mutual exclusion algorithms

Jean-Michel Hélary 1 Achour Mostefaoui 1 Michel Raynal 1
1 ADP - Distributed Algorithms and Protocols
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, INRIA Rennes
Abstract : In a distributed context, mutual exclusion algorithms can be divided into two families according to their underlying algorithmic principles: those which are permission-based and those which are token-based. Within the latter family a lot of algorithms use a rooted tree structure to move the requests and the unique token. This paper presents a very general information structure (and the associated generic algorithm) for token-and treebased mutual exclusion algorithms. This general structure does not only cover, as particular cases, several known algorithms but also allows to design new algorithms well suited to topology requirements.
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Jean-Michel Hélary, Achour Mostefaoui, Michel Raynal. A General scheme for token and tree based distributed mutual exclusion algorithms. [Research Report] RR-1692, INRIA. 1992. ⟨inria-00076927⟩

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