LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Posted Jan 31, 2007 22:50 UTC (Wed) by tjc
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I just found this bit of information in the paper "Reorganizing UNIX for Reliability"
If crashes reoccur, a binary exponential backoff protocol could be used to prevent bogging down the system with repeated recoveries.
Unfortunately, no specifics are given. It sounds like something from Star Trek TNG.
Data: "Captain, I could use an binary exponential backoff protocol to restart the warp engines."
Picard: "Very good Mr. Data -- make it so!"
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