Partitioned Page Transfer From an Electronic Drum
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
In a system operating in the synchronous mode (i.e., operation of the affected CPU is halted given a page fault to a specific device such as drum), it is desirable to restart the processor as soon as the desired line (unit of transfer into the cache) becomes available. A system is described providing a separate addressing path to pages which are in the process of being transferred from the drum to thereby permit quick access to the information being transferred without pages in the process of being transferred from the drum.