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Read-write causality

  • Corrado Priami
  • Daniel Yankelevich
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 841)

Abstract

We introduce a new kind of causality between events of a distributed system that takes the nature of the events into account. More precisely, we distinguish between read (receive) and write (send) operations, yielding a relation called read-write causality. We clarify the intuition of our causality relation through examples, and we compare it with classical models of causality. Also, we show that it is better suited than the classical relations for debugging of formal specifications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corrado Priami
    • 1
  • Daniel Yankelevich
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceN.C. State UniversityRaleighUSA

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