Self-Stabilizing Distributed Cooperative Reset [article]

Stéphane Devismes, Colette Johnen
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Self-stabilization is a versatile fault-tolerance approach that characterizes the ability of a system to eventually resume a correct behavior after any finite number of transient faults. In this paper, we propose a self-stabilizing reset algorithm working in anonymous networks. This algorithm resets the network in a distributed non-centralized manner, i.e., it is multi-initiator, as each process detecting an inconsistency may initiate a reset. It is also cooperative in the sense that it
more » ... tes concurrent reset executions in order to gain efficiency. Our approach is general since our reset algorithm allows to build self-stabilizing solutions for various problems and settings. As a matter of facts, we show that it applies to both static and dynamic specifications since we propose efficient self-stabilizing reset-based algorithms for the (1-minimal) f,g)-alliance (a generalization of the dominating set problem) in identified networks and the unison problem in anonymous networks. Notice that these two latter instantiations enhance the state of the art. Indeed, in the former case, our solution is more general than the previous ones; while in the latter case, the complexity of the proposed unison algorithm is better than that of previous solutions of the literature.
arXiv:1901.03587v4 fatcat:gz2ltdg6nfaehfyc53ma7wsvhi