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Database systems normally have been designed with the assumption that main memory is too small to hold the entire database. With the decreasing cost and increasing performance of semiconductor memories, future database systems may be constructed that keep most or all of the data for the database in main memory. The challenge in the design of these systems is to provide fast transaction processing, to effectively use multiple processors, and to perform a fast restart after a crash. This correspondence presents a method of performing crash recovery for these systems.