Accession Number:

AD0713989

Title:

Suspension of Processes in a Multiprocessing Computer System.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The document defines the notion of a suspension capability and sets down the requirements such a capability makes on a computing system. A simple model of a computing system enables a more detailed statement of those requirements. A cursory investigation of the Multics computing system shows why it is difficult to implement a suspension capability in multiprocessing systems with direct sharing, and, in particular, in Multics. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE