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Time bound of Nonvolatile Bitmap Initialization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031028D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Presented herein is a method for breaking the task of setting up bitmaps into sub-tasks and deferring the sub-tasks such that each sub-task is performed when the relevant bitmap is needed, not at the time the bitmap is logically set. At the time the bitmap is logically set, the time required is constant, independent of the size of the bitmap.