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Synchronizing multiple database processes in a tightly coupled multiprocessor environment

Synchronizing Multiple Database Processes T~ghLly Coup|ed MulL~processor Env~ronmenL Peter Peinl, Andreas Reuter Dept. of Computer Sciences University of Kaiserslautern P.O. Box 3049 D6750 Kaiserslautern, West Germany in a 1. Introductiom Implementors of database systems (DBS) usually work on top of commercially a v a i l a b l e g e n e r a l - p u r p o s e o p e r a t i n g systems (OS), using the p r i m i t i v e s p r o v i d e d , i.e. basic f i l e access methods, i n t e r p r o c e s s communication mechanisms, v i r t u a l memory, and process management, etc. Because these OS are designed to support a wide range of applications they usually are not t a i l o r e d to meet the s p e c i f i c requirements of DBS. Some t y p i c a l problems due to t h a t f a c t are surveyed in (4) and (5), the one we w http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review Association for Computing Machinery

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