A mobile agent enabled approach for distributed deadlock detection

Jiannong Cao, Jingyang Zhou, Weiwei Zhu, Daoxu Chen, Jian Lu

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A novel framework, called MAEDD (Mobile Agent Enabled Deadlock Detection), for distributed deadlock detection using mobile agents is proposed. In MAEDD, mobile agents are dispatched to collect and analyze deadlock information distributed over the network sites, detect deadlock cycles in the system, and then resolve the deadlocks. A prototype implementing the proposed framework is developed using IBM's Aglets. The performance of our mobile agent enabled approach is evaluated against traditional message-passing based solutions. Preliminary performance evaluation results indicate that MAEDD can detect deadlock faster than massage-passing solutions, with increased network traffic. Keywords: Deadlock Detection, Mobile Agent, Mobile Computing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-542
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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