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Asynchronous Operations in Distributed Concurrency Control
May/June 2003 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 721-733
P. Krishna Reddy, IEEE Computer Society

Abstract—Distributed locking is commonly adopted for performing concurrency control in distributed systems. It incorporates additional steps for handling deadlocks. This activity is carried out by methods based on wait-for-graphs or probes. The present study examines detection of conflicts based on enhanced local processing for distributed concurrency control. In the proposed “edge detection” approach, a graph-based resolution of access conflicts has been adopted. The technique generates a uniform wait-for precedence order at distributed sites for transactions to execute. The earlier methods based on serialization graph testing are difficult to implement in a distributed environment. The edge detection approach is a fully distributed approach. It presents a unified technique for locking and deadlock detection exercises. The technique eliminates many deadlocks without incurring message overheads.

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Index Terms:
Concurrency control, deadlock avoidance, distributed algorithms, distributed databases, nonblocking protocols, serializability.
Citation:
P. Krishna Reddy, Subhash Bhalla, "Asynchronous Operations in Distributed Concurrency Control," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 721-733, May-June 2003, doi:10.1109/TKDE.2003.1198401
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