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Unformatted text preview: 16.8 To build a robust distributed system, you must know what kinds of failures can occur. a. List three possible types of failure in a distributed system. b. Specify which of the entries in your list also are applicable to a centralized system. 35 36 Chapter 16 Distributed System Structures 16.9 Is it always crucial to know that the message you have sent has arrived at its destination safely? If your answer is yes, explain why. If your answer is no, give appropriate examples. 16.10 Present an algorithm for reconstructing a logical ring after a process in the ring fails. 16.11 Consideradistributedsystemwithtwosites,AandB.Considerwhether site A can distinguish among the following: a. B goes down. b. The link between A and B goes down. c. B is extremely overloaded and its response time is 100 times longer than normal. What implications does your answer have for recovery in distributed systems?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course IT OS taught by Professor Dr.stephan during the Winter '09 term at Abu Dhabi University.
- Winter '09
- Operating Systems