A survey of distributed deadlock detection algorithms

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This paper surveys research work performed within the last five years in distributed deadlock detection. The last survey paper on this topic appeared in 1980; since that time a large number of interesting algorithms have been discribed in the literature. A new, more efficient scheme is the probe-based deadlock detection strategy used by many of the new algorithms. This paper will concentrate on distributed deadlock detection algorithms. Only detection of resource deadlocks will be reviewed here, though other types of deadlock handling strategies and environments are briefly mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Information Systems
  • Software

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