Unifying synchronization and events in a multicore OS

Gerd Zellweger, Adrian Schüpbach, Timothy Roscoe
2012 Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems - APSYS '12  
In this paper, we argue that an operating system structured as a distributed system needs a coordination and a name service to make OS services work correctly. While a distributed structure allows applying algorithms from the distributed field, it also suffers from similar problems like synchronization, naming, distributed locking and coordination of service instances. Octopus, our solution to this problem in the context of a real OS, provides an easy-to-use, highlevel, uniform coordination
more » ... ice with events at reasonable performance. Based on this service, we describe three real use cases: device management, OS service registry and boot-up coordination.
doi:10.1145/2349896.2349912 dblp:conf/apsys/ZellwegerSR12 fatcat:yels3gaktfdelno3vo4bwsq2jy