Data Management Facilities of an Operating System Kernel.

Hans Diel, Gerald Kreissig, Norbert G. Lenz, Michael Scheible, Bernd Schöner: Data Management Facilities of an Operating System Kernel. SIGMOD Conference 1984: 58-69
  author    = {Hans Diel and
               Gerald Kreissig and
               Norbert G. Lenz and
               Michael Scheible and
               Bernd Sch{\"o}ner},
  editor    = {Beatrice Yormark},
  title     = {Data Management Facilities of an Operating System Kernel},
  booktitle = {SIGMOD'84, Proceedings of Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts,
               June 18-21, 1984},
  publisher = {ACM Press},
  year      = {1984},
  pages     = {58-69},
  ee        = {, db/conf/sigmod/DielKLSS84.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/sigmod/84},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


The paper describes the part of a general operating system Kernel supporting data management functions. The operating system Kernel can be imbedded into microcode and viewed as an extended hardware interface.

Four Kernel instructions are defined to support data management. They provide a powerful basis for the implementation of different kinds of access methods and file systems, including data base systems. Advanced transaction processing concepts such as concurrency control, support of backout, commit and a variety of share options are included.

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