Transactions and Groups as Generic Building blocks for Software Fault Tolerance (2003)

Author(s): Patiño-Martínez M, Jiménez-Peris R, Romanovsky A

    Abstract: During the last decades several mechanisms for tolerating errors caused by software (design) faults have been put forward. Unfortunately only few experimental programming languages have incorporated them, so these schemes are not available in programming languages and systems that are used in developing modern applications. This is why programmers must either implement these mechanisms themselves or follow very complicated guidelines. It is not the case for software mechanisms developed for tolerating hardware faults (site crashes). Many programming languages and development systems provide mechanisms to cope with site failures. For instance, transactions are defined as one of the basic services in CORBA, Enterprise JavaBeans and Jini. In this paper we demonstrate how to implement mechanisms to tolerate software faults on the top of the mechanisms proposed for tolerating hardware errors.

    Notes: This research has been partially funded by the Spanish Research Council, CICYT, under grant TIC2001-1586-C03-02, and by European IST DSoS project (IST-1999-11585).

      • Date: 16-20 June 2003
      • Conference Name: Reliable Software Technologies: 8th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (ADA-Europe)
      • Volume: 2655
      • Pages: 208-219
      • Publisher: Springer
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Professor Alexander Romanovsky
      Prof of Computing Science