Starvation Monitor for Bus Arbiter
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A dynamic priority adjustment arbiter which controls access to a shared facility needs a method to determine if a particular subunit connected to that facility is consistently getting starved. An arbitrary threshold is established and if exceeded the arbiter adjusts its priority allocation scheme to compensate for this starvation. The method works as follows.