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Approaches to Distributed UNIX Systems

Jonathan M. Smith

Title:
Approaches to Distributed UNIX Systems
Author(s):
Smith, Jonathan M.
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Reports
Department(s):
Computer Science
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Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
Part Number:
CUCS-241-86
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Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper examines several approaches to developing a distributed version of the UNIX Operating system. Relevant UNIX concepts are introduced and brief overviews of a number of distributed UNIX implementations are provided. The major issues discussed are concurrency and file system architecture: 1. The multiprocessor designs examined have the common problem of implementing critical sections in the kernel; several approaches are studied. 2. The me system architectures studied reflect differing views as to how the UNIX name space should be implemented in a distributed environment, and what the names will refer to; the issue of transparency is central to both, and is examined in some detail.
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Computer science
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