A Method for Scheduling Access to a Shared Resource
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
This invention relates to a flexible method of locking on intents among concurrently executing processes in a local area network resource/server environment. Two arguments respectively define the access privilege a process reserves to itself and an independent privilege extended to other processes. This permits flexible levels of authorization and scheduling. The essential feature is enforcing consistency between the access privelege a requesting process reserves to itself, and the external privilege defined by the process owning resource on one hand, and the external privilege defined by the requesting process and the self- access privilege defined by all previous processes granted access to the resource.