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Combining Tasking and Transactions, Part II: Open Multithreaded Transactions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander Romanovsky

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Abstract

This position paper is a follow-up paper of [1], presented at the last IRTAW workshop. The paper describes a model for providing transaction support for concurrent programming languages such as Ada 95. In order to achieve smooth integration, the use of the concurrency features provided by the Ada language should not be restricted inside a transaction. A transaction model that meets this requirement is presented. Tasks inside such a transaction may spawn new tasks, but also external tasks are allowed to join an ongoing transaction. A blocking commit protocol ensures that no task leaves the transaction before its outcome has been determined. Exceptions are used to inform all participants in case a transaction aborts. Possible interfaces for the Ada programmer are discussed.


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Author(s): Kienzle J, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ada Letters

Year: 2001

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 67-74

ISSN (print): 1094-3641

ISSN (electronic): 1557-9476

Publisher: ACM Press

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/374369.374384

DOI: 10.1145/374369.374384


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