On Inhibition and Atomicity in Asynchronous Consistent-cut Protocols
Critchlow, Carol M.
In this paper, we investigate the existence of non-inhibitory consistent-cut protocols: protocols which create without interfering with the actions of the system in which they are running. Specifically, we consider systems in which processors have only three kinds of events: sends, receives, and internal events (which do not involve communication with another processor). We show that there is no non-inhibitory consistent-cut protocol for such systems.
computer science; technical report
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