Space-efficient fault-containment in dynamic networks

Sven Köhler, Volker Turau

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Bounding the impact of transient small-scale faults by self-stabilizing protocols has been pursued with independent objectives: Optimizing the system's reaction upon topological changes (e.g. super-stabilization), and reducing system recovery time from memory corruptions (e.g. fault-containment). Even though transformations adding either super-stabilization or fault-containment to existing protocols exist, none of them preserves the other. This paper makes a first attempt to combine both objectives. We provide a transformation adding fault-containment to silent self-stabilizing protocols while simultaneously preserving the property of self-stabilization and the protocol's behavior in face of topological changes. In particular, the protocol's response to a topology change remains unchanged even if a memory corruption occurs in parallel to the topology change. The presented transformation increases the memory footprint only by a factor of 4 and adds O(1) bits per edge. All previously known transformations for fault-containing self-stabilization increase the memory footprint by a factor of 2m/n.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems - 13th International Symposium, SSS 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, SSS 2011 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 10 Oct 201112 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6976 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, SSS 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), contract number TU 221/3-1.


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