Skip to Main Content
In a multiprogramming, virtual-memory computing system, many processes compete for the main storage page frames and CPU's of the real system. It is customary to define a subset of these processes called the “multiprogramming set” (MPS), and to allocate resources only to those processes currently in the MPS. Each process remains in the MPS for a limited time and is then demoted. The system paging manager controls the size of the MPS; it allocates the available page frames among the processes in the MPS and fetches appropriate pages into the page frames.
Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.