Evaluating and Optimizing Stabilizing Dining Philosophers

Abstract : We study theoretical and practical aspects of five of the most well-known self-stabilizing dining philosophers algorithms. We theoretically prove that three of them are incorrect. For practical evaluation, we simulate these five algorithms as well as two classic non-self-stabilizing algorithms and evaluate their fault-tolerance, latency and throughput of critical section access. We present a new combined algorithm that achieves the best throughput of the two remaining correct self-stabilizing algorithms by determining the system load and switching between these basic algorithms. We prove the combined algorithm correct, simulate it and study its performance characteristics.
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Jordan Adamek, Giovanni Farina, Mikhail Nesterenko, Sébastien Tixeuil. Evaluating and Optimizing Stabilizing Dining Philosophers. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, 2017, 109, pp.63-74. ⟨10.1016/j.jpdc.2017.05.003⟩. ⟨hal-01520335⟩

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