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Disconnected Operation in a Distributed File System / by James Jay Kistler.

By: Kistler, James Jay, 1960-Material type: TextTextSeries: Serienbezeichnung | Lecture notes in computer science ; 1002. | ACM distinguished thesesPublication details: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, 1995. Description: 1 online resource : v.: digitalContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540485025; 3540485023; 3540606270; 9783540606277Subject(s): Computer science | Computer Communication Networks | Operating systems (Computers) | Computer software | Computer science | Computer software | Operating systems (Computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Disconnected operation in a distributed file systemDDC classification: 005.4/3 LOC classification: QA76.9.D5 | K57 1995Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Design rationale -- Architecture -- Coda internals -- Hoarding -- Server emulation -- Reintegration -- Evaluation -- Related work -- Conclusions.
Summary: This book is based on the author's PhD thesis which was selected during the 1993 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition as one of the three best submissions. The focus of this work is on the issue of availability in distributed file systems. It presents the important new technique called disconnected operation, in which clients mask failures and voluntary network detachments by emulating the functionality of servers where actual server-oriented solutions are inadequate. This permits client operation even under complete isolation from the server; the clean integration of mobile computers into the system is an important side-effect of the new technique. The design and implementation of disconnected file service in a working system, the Coda file system, is described in detail.
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This book is based on the author's PhD thesis which was selected during the 1993 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition as one of the three best submissions. The focus of this work is on the issue of availability in distributed file systems. It presents the important new technique called disconnected operation, in which clients mask failures and voluntary network detachments by emulating the functionality of servers where actual server-oriented solutions are inadequate. This permits client operation even under complete isolation from the server; the clean integration of mobile computers into the system is an important side-effect of the new technique. The design and implementation of disconnected file service in a working system, the Coda file system, is described in detail.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Design rationale -- Architecture -- Coda internals -- Hoarding -- Server emulation -- Reintegration -- Evaluation -- Related work -- Conclusions.

English.

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