Accession Number : ADA271486

Title :   A Response to Cheriton and Skeen's Criticism of Casual and Totally Ordered Communication.

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Birman, Ken

Report Date : OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : In a paper to be presented at the 1993 ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, Cheriton and Skeen offer their understanding of causal and total ordering as a communication property. I find their paper highly critical of Isis, and unfairly so, for a number of reasons. In this paper I present some responses to their criticism, and also explain why I find their discussion of causal and total communication ordering to be distorted and incomplete.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), RESPONSE, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE