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Compile Time Memory Allocation for Parallel Processes

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1 Author(s)
G. V. Bochmann ; Département d'Informatique et de Recherche Operationnelle, Université de Montreal

This paper discusses the problem of allocating storage for the activation records of procedure calls within a system of parallel processes. A compile time storage allocation scheme is given, which determines the relative address within the memory segment of a process for the activation records of all procedures called by the process. This facilitates the generation of an efficient run-time code. The allocation scheme applies to systems in which data and procedures can be shared among several processes. However, recursive procedure calls are not supported.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-4 ,  Issue: 6 )