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<p>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.</p>
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

G. Yang, V. Kumar and J. Place, "An Efficient Algorithm for Mutual Exclusion Using Queue Migration in Computer Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 3, no. , pp. 380-384, 1991.
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