Quorum Based Mutual Exclusion in Asynchronous Systems with Unreliable Failure Detectors

  • Sung-Hoon Park
  • Seon-Hyong Lee
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 261)


This paper defines the quorum-based fault-tolerant mutual exclusion problem in a message-passing asynchronous system and determines a failure detector to solve the problem. This failure detector, which we call the modal failure detector star, and which we denote by M*, is strictly weaker than the perfect failure detector P but strictly stronger than the eventually perfect failure detector \(\Diamond P\). The paper shows that at any environment, the problem is solvable with M*.


Correct Process Failure Detector Critical Section Mutual Exclusion Asynchronous System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung-Hoon Park
    • 1
  • Seon-Hyong Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringChungbuk National Univ.ChungBukKorea

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