Prioritized h-Out of -k Mutual Exclusion for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Distributed Systems

J.-R. Jiang (Taiwan)

Keywords

mobile ad hoc network (MANET), distributed systems,mutual exclusion, resource allocation, realtime systems,prioritized systems

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a distributed prioritized h-out of-k mutual exclusion algorithm for a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) with real-time or prioritized applications. The h-out of-k mutual exclusion problem is a generalization of the k-mutual exclusion problem and the mutual exclusion problem. The proposed algorithm is sensitive to link forming and link breaking and thus is suitable for a MANET. It is worthwhile to mention that the proposed algorithm can also be applied to distributed systems consisting of stationary nodes that communicate with each other by exchanging messages over wired links.

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