By Topic

Functional addressing in Gutenberg: Interprocess communication without process identifiers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
David W. Stemple ; Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 ; Stephen T. Vinter ; Krithivasan Ramamritham

An interprocess communication facility provided by the kernel of the Gutenberg experimental operating system is presented. In Gutenberg all interprocess communication is via channels (ports) that are typed by the service which can be requested on them. Ports are created by reference to their service without using the identifier of the process providing the service, a technique the authors refer to as functional addressing. By using functional addressing, interprocess transfer of port use privileges and a new concept of cooperation class, arbitrary process interconnection topologies can be achieved without any explicit use of process identifiers by processes. Examples of object sharing with abstract data type managers and data-driven protocols of database query execution are presented to illustrate the methods of constructing systems of cooperation processes using the Gutenberg system.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-12 ,  Issue: 11 )