American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Dynamic Resource Synchronizer Mutual Exclusion Algorithm for Wired/Wireless Distributed Systems

Ahmed Sharieh, Mariam Itriq and Wafa Dbabat

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.829.834

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 7

Pages 829-834


A mobile host has small memory, relatively slow processor, low power batteries, and communicate over low bandwidth wireless communication links. Existing mutual exclusion algorithms for distributed systems are not enough for mobile systems because of several limitations. In this study, a mutual exclusion algorithm that is more suitable for mobile computer systems is developed. The algorithm tends to minimize the number of messages needed to be transmitted in the system, by reducing the number of sites involved in the mutual exclusion decision, and reducing the amount of storage needed at different sites of the system.


© 2008 Ahmed Sharieh, Mariam Itriq and Wafa Dbabat. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.