Hierarchical Resource Structures
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
All program functions require the use of logic and/or physical resource of the system on which they run. In order to provide the most efficient use of the system resources, it is often desirable that programs share resources. In certain circumstances, however, it is required that certain system resources be isolated to one user of the system. It is also extremely important that the resources used by a user be reclaimed by the system for eventual use by another user. The hierarchical environment structure allows control of resource sharing in environments which have a parent/child relationship and resource isolation in environments which have a peer relationship.