Priority Adjustment to Minimize Resource Conflicts Assisted by Horizontal Microcode
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
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.