To help people who see differences as slowly as I do, the change suggested

is to change smallest to largest.

Clearly the smallest j is the oldest one and Ishaaq does seem to have found

an error in the statement of the algorithm.

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Ishaaq Chandy <

[hidden email]> wrote:

> Step 3 of the first phase (creation of the znode) says:

>

> "Watch for changes on "ELECTION/n_j", where j is the smallest sequence

> number such that j < i and n_j is a znode in C;"

>

> Wouldn't this cause the herd effect? Shouldn't this be:

>

> "Watch for changes on "ELECTION/n_j", where j is the largest sequence

> number

> such that j < i and n_j is a znode in C;"

>