WIT Press


Bottlenecks In Name Resolution Of Migrating Processes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC970081

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

875 kb

Author(s)

Giuseppe Di Fatta, Alessandro Genco and Giuseppe Lo Re

Abstract

Three naming strategies are discussed that allow the processes of a distributed application to continue being addressed by their original logical name, along all the migrations they may be forced to undertake because of performance-improvement goals. A simple centralised solution is firstly discussed which showed a software bottleneck with the increase of the number of processes; other two solutions are considered that entail different communication schemes and different communication overheads for the naming protocol. All these strategies are based on the facility that each process is allowed to survive after migration, even in its original site, only to provide a forwarding service to those communications that used its obsolete address. The adopted strategies

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