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January 1983 (vol. 9 no. 1)
pp. 69-79
E.J. Lau, Trilogy Systems Corporation
Program restructuring techniques have proven successful in two-level automatically managed memory hierarchies. The possibility of extending them to multilevel environments is investigated. The performance of strategy-oriented restructuring algorithms in a three-level linear hierarchy managed by sampled working set policies or by a combination of sampled working set and local LRU policies is studied both analytically (assuming an independent reference model of program behavior) and by trace-driven simulation. The results of the study show that strategy-oriented restructuring may be as beneficial in a virtual memory with three levels as it is in one with two levels.
Index Terms:
working set policy, Independent reference model, LRU policy, multilevel memory hierarchy, page replacement, program restructuring, restructuring algorithms, virtual memory
Citation:
E.J. Lau, D. Ferrari, "Program Restructuring in a Multilevel Virtual Memory," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 69-79, Jan. 1983, doi:10.1109/TSE.1983.236296
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