Improving Conflict Detection in Optimistic Concurrency Control Models

  • Ciaran O’Reilly
  • Philip Morrow
  • David Bustard
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-39195-9_14

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2649)
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O’Reilly C., Morrow P., Bustard D. (2003) Improving Conflict Detection in Optimistic Concurrency Control Models. In: Westfechtel B., van der Hoek A. (eds) Software Configuration Management. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2649. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Configuration Management is required in all software development processes. To support ‘agile’ methodologies, an approach is desirable that allows developers to work as independently as possible and yet be aware of each other’s activities. Optimistic concurrency control provides good support for independent working but is less supportive of communication. This paper looks at the relationship between the optimistic approach and the needs of the agile philosophy. In particular, it examines support facilities provided by the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) and identifies possible improvements in conflict detection to aid communication. The design and construction of a prototype extension to CVS, implementing some of these enhancements, is described.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciaran O’Reilly
    • 1
  • Philip Morrow
    • 1
  • David Bustard
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information EngineeringUniversity of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland

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