Issue No. 06 - June (1987 vol. 13)
K.V.S. Ramarao , Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
In the above paper,<sup>1</sup>authors have given a technique for the detection of mutual inconsistency among the copies of a file, in presence of network partitioning. This technique involves maintaining a "version vector" with each file in a partition. Here, we show that it is impossible to maintain the version vectors when arbitrary reconfigurations can occur after a network partitioning.
optimistic protocols, Database consistency, fault-tolerance, network partitioning
K. Ramarao, "Comments on "Detection of Mutual Inconsistency in Distributed Systems"," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 13, no. , pp. 759-760, 1987.