Viewstamped Replication Revisited

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“Viewstamped Replication Revisited” by Barbara Liskov and James Cowling. MIT technical report MIT-CSAIL-TR-2012-021, July 2012.


This paper presents an updated version of Viewstamped Replication, a replication technique that handles failures in which nodes crash. It describes how client requests are handled, how the group reorganizes when a replica fails, and how a failed replica is able to rejoin the group. The paper also describes a number of important optimizations and presents a protocol for handling reconfigurations that can change both the group membership and the number of failures the group is able to handle.

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BibTeX entry:

   author = {Barbara Liskov and James Cowling},
   title = {Viewstamped Replication Revisited},
   institution = {MIT},
   number = {MIT-CSAIL-TR-2012-021},
   month = jul,
   year = {2012}

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