By mws on Jul 19, 2008
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on Self-Healing in Modern Operating Systems for ACM Queue, detailing the state of the art in self-healing techniques for operating systems and introducing the Fault Management capabilities we built for Solaris 10. The ACM has recently added the ability for authors to unlock articles, so I've gone and unlocked that article here. This is a really fantastic idea to make available more of the amazing content available at their Digital Library. The other thing happening at the ACM everyone in the field should be excited about is the inclusion of new articles and an increased focus on practice and engineering in their magazine, Communications of the ACM. The increased energy really shows in the July issue with articles on Flash (courtesy of our own Adam Leventhal), Transactional Memory, and others. I also strongly recommend Pamela Samuelson's article on software patents, which avoids the usual religious and emotional responses and instead gives us a long overdue detailed and thoughtful overview of where the courts and the case law stands on this critical subject.