Implementing Concurrency Control in Reliable Distributed Object Oriented Systems (1988)

Author(s): Parrington GD, Shrivastava SK

    Abstract: One of the key concepts available in many object-orientated programming languages is that of type-inheritance, which permits new types to be derived from, and inherit the capabilities of, old types. This paper describes how to exploit this property in a very simple fashion to implement object-orientated concurrency control. We show how by using type-inheritance, objects may control their own level of conmcurrency in a type-specific manner. Simple examples demonstrate the applicability of the approach. The implementation technique described here is being used to develop Arjuna, a fault-tolerant distributed programming system supporting atomic actions.

      • Date: April 1988
      • Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 18
      • Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published
      Staff

      Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava
      Senior Research Investigator