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Dynamically Freeing and Allocating a Reserved Memory Area Used to Load and Execute Mini Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062485D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Grafe, RJ Pancoast, ST Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to dynamically free and allocate memory to execute application programs which vary in memory requirements. In systems with a minimum amount of memory, both the large and small applications should run under the Application Selector Program. The method by which the Application Selector dynamically frees and allocates a reserved block of memory that is used to execute Mini Applications in order to load and execute large application programs is described in detail below. The Application Selector Program has 2 types of applications that are dispatched (loaded and executed). These are the Mini Applications that are shipped with the Application Selector and regular DOS applications.