Leader Election in Rings with Bounded Multiplicity (Short Paper)

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Conference Proceeding


We study leader election in unidirectional rings of homonym processes that have no a prioriknowledge on the number of processes. We show that message-terminating leader election is impossible for any class of rings KkKk with bounded multiplicity k≥2k≥2. However, we show that process-terminating leader election is possible in the sub-class U∗∩KkU∗∩Kk, where U∗U∗ is the class of rings which contain a process with a unique label.