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Method for Managing Dynamic Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039550D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chen, YS Crus, RA Haderle, DJ Yothers, JA [+details]

Abstract

This invention relates to a method for management of dynamic storage invoked by processes in a multiprogramming environment. The method steps include (a) being responsive to a processor storage request, scanning available storage and assigning the storage to the process if available, and (b), if not free, applying a phased LRU replacement discipline. The discipline further includes the steps of link listing and rendering available to satisfy the request storage elements sufficient to satisfy the request magnitude in LRU (least recently used) order. This method may be illustratively embodied in a relational data base management system for managing the storage associated with the application phase thereof.