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  title = "{D}esigning a {C}oncurrent {F}ile {S}erver",
  author= "Whitehead, James",
  editor= "Welch, Peter H. and Barnes, Frederick R. M. and Chalmers, Kevin and Pedersen, Jan B√¶kgaard and Sampson, Adam T.",
  pages = "1--14",
  booktitle= "{C}ommunicating {P}rocess {A}rchitectures 2012",
  isbn= "978-0-9565409-5-9",
  year= "2012",
  month= "aug",
  abstract= "In this paper we present a design and architecture for a
     concurrent file system server. This architecture is a
     compromise between the fully concurrent V6 UNIX
     implementation, and the simple sequential implementation in
     the MINIX operating system. The design of the server is made
     easier through the use of a disciplined model of
     concurrency, based on the CSP process algebra. By viewing
     the problem through this restricted lens, without
     traditional explicit locking mechanisms, we can construct
     the system as a process network of components with
     explicit connections and dependencies. This provides us with
     insight into the problem domain, and allows us to analyse
     the issues present in concurrent file system implementation."

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