A Simple Shared Memory K-exclusion Algorithm for Distributed Processing

A.A. Aravind (Canada)

Keywords

Mutual exclusion, exclusion, synchronization, parallel processing, concurrent systems.

Abstract

Mutual exclusion is a fundamental problem in distributed processing systems. A generalization of mutual exclusion called -exclusion for shared memory systems was intro duced by Fischer et al. in [8] and subsequently studied in [1, 2, 3, 5]. In this paper, we present a simple solution to this problem and prove its correctness. Our solution is effi cient both in time and space.

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