Control Block Fading Algorithm
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
This invention relates to a method for managing concurrent access to a chain of control blocks (CBs) in a layered communications subsystem. Each layer is manifest by at least one CB. The subsystem is responsive to a data-passing request from a source to a sink by allocating and processing a thread. A "thread" is a construct which includes a sequence of layer-processing primitives associated with the data-passing request. The thread is processed by counterpart layers to establish a physical and logical path connection between source and sink and to pass data therethrough. The subsystem executes several threads concurrently.