Local stabilizer

Yehuda Afek, Shlomi Dolev

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A local stabilizer protocol that takes any on- or off-line distributed algorithm and converts it into a synchronous self-stabilizing algorithm with local monitoring and repairing properties is presented. Whenever the self-stabilizing version enters an inconsistent state, the inconsistency is detected, in O(1) time, and the system state is repaired in a local manner. The expected computation time that is lost during the repair process is proportional to the largest diameter of a faulty region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-765
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


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