Issue No. 08 - August (1974 vol. 23)

ISSN: 0018-9340

pp: 870-874

C.C. Yang , Department of Information Sciences, University of Alabama

ABSTRACT

Two finite automata are devised for modeling two classes of demand paging algorithms. The first one of one input and three outputs models the class of algorithms with a constant amount of allocated space. The second one of one input and six outputs models the class of algorithms with a variable amount of allocated space. Some evaluation techniques are developed following each model. The memory states of the first class algorithm with the Least Recently Used (LRU) replacement policy and the working set model of the second class are recursively defined by strings of the loaded pages. The adopted replacement policy and the state string updating procedure are imbedded in the recursive definition of memory states. Properties of some algorithms are developed to fit the finiteness assumption of a reference string.

INDEX TERMS

Demand paging algorithm, finite automaton, Least Recently Used replacement policy, memory management, missing page rate, page-fault rate, page-success rate, sequential machine, working set model.

CITATION

C.C. Yang, "On the Modeling of Demand Paging Algorithms by Finite Automata",

*IEEE Transactions on Computers*, vol. 23, no. , pp. 870-874, August 1974, doi:10.1109/T-C.1974.224042