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Cache Storage of DASD Tracks in a Split Mode

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060497D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Benhase, MT Marschner, FJ [+details]

Abstract

Elapsed time for promoting or staging data from a DASD (direct-access storage device) to its cache is minimized by using a roll mode. That is, reading of any DASD track occurs at the first opportunity to read a full record rather than waiting for index to begin reading. For reduced overhead, the first read record is stored in the lowest address portion of a cache-tracked slot (allocation of cache for storing one track of DASD data). As a result, the index point is at an intermediate point of the track slot.