Ownership and Reference Counting Based Garbage Collection in the Actor World

Ownership and Reference Counting Based Garbage Collection in the Actor World - Clebsch et al. 2015 Yesterday we looked at the reference capability based type system of the Pony language. Pony is a safe (data race free), fast actor language. Today we're looking at another aspect of how Pony achieves its speed and clean programming … Continue reading Ownership and Reference Counting Based Garbage Collection in the Actor World

All File Systems are Not Created Equal: On the Complexity of Crafting Crash Consistent Applications

All File Systems are Not Created Equal: On the Complexity of Crafting Crash Consistent Applications - Pillai et al. 2014 Last week we looked at Reducing Crash Recoverability to Reachability for file system-based applications. Today's choice predates that work and investigates the semantics of real world file systems and how this affects applications that run … Continue reading All File Systems are Not Created Equal: On the Complexity of Crafting Crash Consistent Applications