A Necessary Condition for Self-Healing in Heterogeneous Systems

Naftaly Minsky
Rutgers University


Abstract

Self healing is the most challenging aspect of autonomic systems---arguably the modern Holy Grail of computer-science. I do not know how to build self-healing systems--nobody does--but I will attempt to identify one of its necessary conditions, and to propose means for satisfying it, in complex heterogeneous software.