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Cs690_StudyGuide_Tes - STUDY GUIDE TEST 2 FALL 2011 The test will cover 1 Chapter 4 Remote Procedure Calls(a little 2 Relevant portions of chapters

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STUDY GUIDE – TEST 2 – FALL 2011 The test will cover 1. Chapter 4: Remote Procedure Calls (a little) 2. Relevant portions of chapters 5(Naming), 6 (Synchronization) , 7(Consistency and Replication), 8(Fault tolerance), and 11(Distributed File Systems) 3. Topics covered in lecture/handouts but not so much in the textbook: synchronization in shared memory systems, data-race detection. 4. Papers: “A Fast File System for UNIX”, “Eraser: A Dynamic Race Detector for Multithreaded Programs”, “Racetrack:Efficient Detection of Data Race Conditions via Adaptive Tracking”, 5. Homework assignment Review your notes, the textbook, and the class notes which are posted on the Web. Be prepared to answer questions that require analysis as well as memorization! Be able to work problems of the type given in the last homework assignment Here are some sample questions that will identify areas to concentrate on when you study. Disclaimer: The guide is an aid to your study; it is not necessarily all-inclusive. Distributed System Principles: Naming, Consistency, Fault Tolerance 1. Define name resolution 2. Know what an access point and an address are; relation to location-independent naming 3. Know the characteristics of an identifier (in the context of naming) 4. Understand the fundamentals of the Chord algorithm: how keys are matched to nodes ( succ functions), purpose of a finger table and how it is used, how Chord satisfies the requirement for location-independent naming. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course CS 690 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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Cs690_StudyGuide_Tes - STUDY GUIDE TEST 2 FALL 2011 The test will cover 1 Chapter 4 Remote Procedure Calls(a little 2 Relevant portions of chapters

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