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Analysis of page-reference strings of an interactive system

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3 Author(s)
Kienzle, M.G. ; IBM Research Division, T. J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 704, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598, USA ; Garay, J.A. ; Tetzlaff, W.H.

The performance of real-storage-management algorithms in interactive systems suggests that locality of reference extends to a significant degree across users' transactions. This paper investigates this locality of reference by analyzing page-reference strings gathered from live systems. The data confirm the supposition: They suggest that reference patterns are dominated by system data references that are implied by the user's commands. Program references appear to play only a minor role. The user command sequence is an important factor in the reference behavior of an interactive session.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 4 )