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USENIX Annual Technical Conference (NO 98), 1998    [Technical Program]

Pp. 53–64 of the Proceedings
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A Transactional Memory Service in an Extensible Operating System

Yasushi Saito and Brian Bershad
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195


This paper describes Rhino, a transactional memory service implemented on top of the SPIN operating system. Rhino is implemented as an extension that runs in SPIN kernel's address space. We discuss how the extension structure of Rhino can solve performance problems previously unavoidable in traditional systems, and we quantify its benefits. We also introduce three alternative buffer management schemes and study their performance under various workloads.


Yasushi Saito

This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (NO 98), 1998, June 15-19, 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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