Mutual Exclusion

  • Vijay K. Garg


Mutual exclusion is one of the most studied topics in distributed systems. The topic reveals many important issues in distributed algorithms. This chapter is intended to be a tutorial on some of these aspects. There is no attempt to describe or even list all existing algorithms. Instead, a somewhat biased selection of algorithms is used to point out important issues in distributed systems. We have tried to include all proofs so that the treatment is self-contained.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay K. Garg
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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