A General Characterization of Indulgence

An indulgent algorithm is a distributed algorithm that, besides tolerating process failures, also tolerates unreliable information about the interleaving of the processes. This article presents a general characterization of indulgence in an abstract computing model that encompasses various communication and resilience schemes. We use our characterization to establish several results about the inherent power and limitations of indulgent algorithms.


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Acm Transactions On Autonomous And Adaptive Systems, 3, -
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2008
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