ThinkMind // DEPEND 2011, The Fourth International Conference on Dependability // View article depend_2011_4_10_40028
Timing Failures Caused by Resource Starvation in Virtual Machines
Keywords: Java virtual machines; garbage collection; application servers; resource starvation.
This paper discusses cascading effects of resource starvation in virtual machines, and how that affects end-user experiences in certain cases. The paper presents the occurring issues on an N-tier server system, and the way the starvation causes unexpected delays in a service for an end-user. The initial observations were on unexpected communication delays, and by using a simplified test system, this behaviour can be confirmed. The delays can traced back to memory management in the individual servers, causing the timing failures.
Pages: 88 to 91
Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011
Publication date: August 21, 2011
Published in: conference
Location: Nice/Saint Laurent du Var, France
Dates: from August 21, 2011 to August 27, 2011