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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 18 Issue 4, Nov. 2000

Java consistency: nonoperational characterizations for Java memory behavior
Alex Gontmakher, Assaf Schuster
Pages: 333-386
DOI: 10.1145/362670.362673
The Java Language Specification (JLS) [Gosling et al. 1996] provides an operational definition for the consistency of shared variables. The definition remains unchanged in the JLS 2nd edition, currently under peer review, which relies on a...

Hint-based cooperative caching
Prasenjit Sarkar, John H. Hartman
Pages: 387-419
DOI: 10.1145/362670.362675
This article presents the design, implementation, and measurement of a hint-based cooperative caching file system. Hints allow clients to make decisions based on local state, enabling a loosely coordinated system that is simple to implement. The...