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Managing Data Storage Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059854D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Carlson, SM Deuser, MP Reed, DG [+details]

Abstract

Path activity indicators are used for managing concurrently executing processes which operate a data storage hierarchy. Path activity indicators indicate the activities of paths emanating from a cache which then extend to various portions of the various subsystems. Each path can have a process operating on it for transferring data to any user, a backing store and the cache. Backing store polling is inhibited when a path to any of the devices is active.