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Configurable Distributed Systems, International Conference on (1996)
Annapolis, MD
May 6, 1996 to May 8, 1996
ISBN: 0-8186-7395-8
pp: 89
N.H. Minsky , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Junbiao Zhang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ, USA
V. Ungureanu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Wenhui Wang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ, USA
ABSTRACT
Given a certain class C of reconfigurations, deemed to be potentially important for a given system, we define a reconfiguration suite S/sub c/ to be a set of primitive operations that satisfy the following conditions: any reconfiguration in C can be carried out by a sequence of primitives from S/sub c/. The correctness of S/sub c/ should be independent of the functionality of the system, and invariant of its reconfigurations (for a given set of possible configurations of the system at hand). We describe a mechanism for implementing such reconfiguration suites, for a system that operates under law-governed interaction (LGI), currently supported by an experimental toolkit called Moses. LGI is a mode of interaction between the members of a given group (or system) of agents, which is governed by an explicit and strictly enforced set of rules, called the law of this group. The existence of such a law under LGI provides us with an architectural model of the system, which can be made to include the definition of reconfiguration suites.
INDEX TERMS
configuration management; software reusability; distributed processing; software development management; softwar reconfiguration primitives; reconfiguration suite; primitive operations; correctness; system functionality; reconfiguration suites; law-governed interaction; toolkit; Moses; LGI; agents; rules; law; architectural model; distributed systems
CITATION
N.H. Minsky, Junbiao Zhang, V. Ungureanu, Wenhui Wang, "Building reconfiguration primitives into the law of a system", Configurable Distributed Systems, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 89, 1996, doi:10.1109/CDS.1996.509350
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