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Ang Chen, Hanjun Xiao, Andreas Haeberlen, and Linh T.X. Phan, "Fault Tolerance and the Five-Second Rule", Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems . May 2015.
We propose a new approach to fault tolerance that we call bounded-time recovery (BTR). BTR is intended for systems that need strong timeliness guarantees during normal operation but can tolerate short outages in an emergency, e.g., when they are under attack. We argue that BTR could be a good fit for many cyber-physical systems. We also sketch a technical approach to providing BTR, and we discuss some challenges that still remain.
Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems
Date Posted: 16 October 2015
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