Paper: Chubby Lock Service

The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems is the internal distributed lock service that Google uses. The paper shares the motivation and the design of the system. The focus is on a distributed lock, and reliability given by paxos implementation. It seems that chubby is also used for the distributed DNS.

Open source Zookeeper project is modelled after this system.


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