Sunday, February 8, 2009

non-blocking synchronization

One of my current fields of interest is non-blocking synchronization. Wikipedia has a good introductive article on this topic. Non-blocking synchronization is of interest for pervasive computing because this technique among other things makes software more robust as it avoids dead-locks and inversions of priority, which are well-known problems of embedded software.

As far as I know the fundamentals of this topic origin from Maurice Herlihy, published first on 1991 in his paper wait-free synchronization.

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