Extended semaphore architecture
Computer network system and its use for information unit transmission
Real-time distributed data-base management system
Name usage support through distributed processing networks linked by bridges and/or gateways
Non-unique names for broadcast messages
Method of inter-process communication in a distributed data processing system
Distributed control of alias name usage in networks
Network interface module with minimized data paths
Data processing system incorporating a memory resident directive for synchronizing multiple tasks among plurality of processing elements by monitoring alternation of semaphore data Patent #: 4965718
ApplicationNo. 294037 filed on 01/06/1989
US Classes:709/224, Computer network monitoring709/220NETWORK COMPUTER CONFIGURING
ExaminersPrimary: Kriess, Kevin A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 013/00
AbstractA requesting manager sends a message to its local configuration processor requesting notice of status changes in a general or particular, resource or node. The configuration manager establishes a record in its status monitoring file containing the information from the requesting process' message. The configuration manager receives messages: from remote configuration managers or local resource managers regarding resource status changes; and from its local network interface module regarding node changes. The configuration manager then compares these status change notifications with the records in its status monitoring file. If there is a match, the configuration manager sends a message to the requesting process reporting the status change. The status changes that are reported may be limited by the requesting process by specifying a particular status change, a particular resource, or other option.