duncan at dreamhost.com
Sun Jan 8 08:49:12 CET 2012
On 07 Nov 2011 - 17:59, Duncan McGreggor wrote:
> In a conference call today, a journal article on ZooKeeper was
> discussed, and when looking at the wiki page, I was struck by the
> cognitive resonance between their leader selection process and other
> topics that had been discussed on this list (object meshes, electing
> node leaders, election algorithms, etc.).
> The guys on the call were fairly knowledgeable about ZooKeeper internals,
> and they kept mentioning the paxos  protocols. This was, of course,
> pay dirt. I can't remember if anyone on the list had mentioned this
> before, but if so, I don't know how I overlooked it :-) An, to be
> frankly honest, I don't know how I haven't heard of this until now.
> Google has (of course) an implementation for this, and they wrote a
> paper on their experiences , which should prove to be a fascinating read.
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paxos_%28computer_science%29
>  http://labs.google.com/papers/paxos_made_live.html
That last one is a dead link now. The new one is here:
Also, I came across this paper, by the inventor of Paxos (Leslie
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