Reducing Scrub Interference With Interruptible/Restartable Scrubs
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Disclosed is a means to reduce scrub interference by having scrubs interruptible. Other requests can be serviced between the read and write procedures of a scrub operation. However, the scrub must be restarted if a store occurs to the scrub line or the scrub buffer is modified.