System Structure for Software Fault Tolerance (1975)

Author(s): Randell B

    Abstract: This paper presents and discusses the rationale behind a method for structuring complex computing systems by the use of what we term "recovery blocks," "conversations," and "fault-tolerant interfaces." The aim is to facilitate the provision of dependable error detection and recovery facilities which can cope with errors caused by residual design inadequacies, particularly in the system software, rather than merely the occasional malfunctioning of hardware components.

      • Date: April 1975
      • Conference Name: International Conference on Reliable Software
      • Volume: 10
      • Pages: 437-449
      • Publisher: ACM Press
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

        Professor Brian Randell
        Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator