Hybrid Message Logging Protocol with Little Overhead for Two-Level Hierarchical and Distributed Architectures

Jinho AHN

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D    No.6    pp.1699-1702
Publication Date: 2018/06/01
Publicized: 2018/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2017EDL8262
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Dependable Computing
distributed system,  hierarchical architecture,  message logging,  recovery,  load balancing,  

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In this paper, we present a hybrid message logging protocol consisting of three modules for two-level hierarchical and distributed architectures to address the drawbacks of sender-based message logging. The first module reduces the number of in-group control messages and, the rest, the number of inter-group control messages while localizing recovery. In addition, it can distribute the load of logging and keeping inter-group messages to group members as evenly as possible. The simulation results show the proposed protocol considerably outperforms the traditional protocol in terms of message logging overhead and scalability.