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An Efficient Algorithm for Mutual Exclusion Using Queue Migration in Computer Networks
September 1991 (vol. 3 no. 3)
pp. 380-384

A nonsymmetric deadlock-free mutual exclusion algorithm for computer networks is presented. The algorithm requires O(m) messages to synchronize m modes in a lightly loaded system, and the performance approaches a constant k dependent on m as the workload increases. In a medium to heavily loaded system, it outperforms other proposed algorithms and its performance is independent of network topology.

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Index Terms:
mutual exclusion; queue migration; computer networks; nonsymmetric deadlock-free mutual exclusion algorithm; lightly loaded system; performance; network topology; computer networks; network operating systems; performance evaluation; queueing theory
Citation:
V. Kumar, J. Place, G.-C. Yang, "An Efficient Algorithm for Mutual Exclusion Using Queue Migration in Computer Networks," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 380-384, Sept. 1991, doi:10.1109/69.91048
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