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Priority Adjustment to Minimize Resource Conflicts Assisted by Horizontal Microcode

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035103D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Gregg, LE Smet, AD Turner, RT Wottreng, PM [+details]

Abstract

When computer resources are shared between many jobs it is likely that the jobs sharing some resource will be of differing priorities. Obviously this can lead to situations where a lower priority job is holding a resource wanted by a higher priority job. This has the effect of temporarily overriding the intended job priorities because the lower priority job can execute while the high priority job must wait.