Subcontractor Agent Service for a File Access Processor
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A File Access Processor (FAP) is responsible for servicing requests on behalf of application support processors (ASPs) which submit requests to and receive responses from FAP using a connection-oriented communication protocol provided by a facility termed Inter-Processor Communications Manager. Fig. 1 illustrates the interaction between an ASP and the FAP. (Image Omitted) In order to process requests on behalf of the application support processor, the FAP manages data structures which serve to process the request for the application support processor within the FAP. These data structures are called agent structures. Once a request is received the FAP dynamically assigns an agent structure to process a collection of related requests that comprise a logical unit of work (LUW).