After reading Lamport Algorithm for Mutual Exclusion, I can not understand the purposes of reply messages. I think they are not necessary because the assumption of the algorithms is that all messages are delivered in order and no message is lost. In addition to that, the algorithm uses Lamport logical clock, so the requests will always be processed in order.


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