Issue No. 05 - September (1978 vol. 4)
Y.H. Chin , Department of Computer and Information Science, Cleveland State University
Due to subsequent insertion and deletion, the performance of a file will decline as time goes by. In order to maintain a fast response time at the expense of storage space, a technique commonly known as "within distributed free space" has been developed and used in many access methods. In this paper, a procedure to determine and preallocate the size of "within distributed free space" is presented. The optimal block size for a data storage area, which minimizes the CPU operations and I/O interruptions, is also described.
response time, Access methods, data storage area, distributed free space, expected number of records, memory hierarchy, optimum block size
Y. Chin, "An Analysis of "Distributed Free Space" in an Operating and Data Management Systems Environment," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 4, no. , pp. 436-440, 1978.