Dynamic Priority Input/Output Operation Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a technique used in the input/output (I/O) subsystem of a data processing system that allows for dynamic priority assignment to each I/O operation initiated by a program on single or multiple I/O devices. The priority of an I/O operation is assigned at the time of initiation of the operation to an I/O device.