Communication Method Among Asynchronous Processors in a Distributed System
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
This invention relates to a new use of a service request facility. More particularly, it relates to a method for starting at least one action and communicating with a counterpart executor of said action in a distributed processing system, the executor performing the action locally or remotely. The method steps include (a) invoking a SendRequest operation and responsively creating a message queue associated with the request and action, thereby becoming a client of the request, (b) at the executor, binding a server process to the request, and (c) upon the server process either reading or writing standard operating system input or output, intercepting the reading or writing, and sending a message to the requesting client indicating a remote operation to be performed by the client on behalf of the server.