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Management of Replicated Volume Location Data in the Ficus Replicated File System
Thomas W
University of California, Los Angeles, Computer Science Department

Citation

Thomas W. Page Jr., Richard G. Guy, Gerald J. Popek, John S. Heidemann, Wai Mak and Dieter Rothmeier. Management of Replicated Volume Location Data in the Ficus Replicated File System. USENIX Conference Proceedings (Jun. 1991), 17–29. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

Existing techniques to provide name transparency in distributed file systems have been designed for modest scale systems, and do not readily extend to very large configurations. This paper details the approach which is now operational in the Ficus replicated Unix filing environment, and shows how it differs from other methods currently in use. The Ficus mechanism permits optimistic management of the volume location data by exploiting the existing directory reconciliation algorithms which merge directory updates made during network partition.

Bibtex Citation

@inproceedings{Page91b,
  author = {Page, Jr., Thomas W. and Guy, Richard G. and Popek, Gerald J. and Heidemann, John S. and Mak, Wai and Rothmeier, Dieter},
  title = {Management of Replicated Volume Location Data in the
  			{Ficus} Replicated File System},
  booktitle = { {USENIX} Conference Proceedings},
  pages = {17--29},
  year = {1991},
  sortdate = {1991-06-01},
  project = {ficus},
  jsubject = {replication},
  month = jun,
  publisher = ,
  keywords = {Ficus},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Page91b.html},
  psurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Page91b.ps.gz},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Page91b.pdf},
  oldurl = {ftp://ftp.cs.ucla.edu/pub/ficus/usenix_summer_91.ps.gz},
  location = {johnh: folder: ficus/ficus},
  myorganization = {University of California, Los Angeles, Computer Science Department},
  copyrightholder = {authors}
}
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