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Reducing Scrub Interference With Interruptible/Restartable Scrubs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036307D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hardell, WR Lewis, FD Tuttle, DP Torres, A [+details]

Abstract

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.