Global Patent Index - EP 1057108 A1

EP 1057108 A1 2000-12-06 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SUSPENSION AND CONTINUATION OF REMOTE PROCESSES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SUSPENSION AND CONTINUATION OF REMOTE PROCESSES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR AUFHEBUNG UND FORTSETZUNG VON ENTFERNTEN VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL UTILISES POUR LA SUSPENSION ET LA POURSUITE DE PROCESSUS ELOIGNES

Publication

EP 1057108 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99936131 A

Priority

  • US 9903520 W
  • US 7604898 P
  • US 4491798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9944131A1] A method and apparatus is provided for enabling blocked remote methods to relinquish threads and other resources to other methods on a server system. In a distributed computing environment, remote methods are allocated numerous network resources but are blocked while they wait for operations, such as a write operation from another process, to complete. When enough remote methods are blocked, threads and other network resources may run out. Client systems requesting server services may experience slower response times. This method and system provides a technique for remote methods to relinquish network resources, such as threads, for other methods to use while the methods are blocked. Once the conditions causing the remote methods to block is resolved, the remote methods continue execution. This technique enables high volume client-server transaction systems to utilize threads and other resources in a distributed computing environment more efficiently.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 9/46

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/16 (2006.01); G06F 9/46 (2006.01); G06F 9/50 (2006.01); G06F 9/52 (2006.01); G06F 15/177 (2006.01); H04L 12/433 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/433 (2013.01); G06F 9/485 (2013.01); G06F 9/5011 (2013.01); G06F 9/5022 (2013.01); G06F 9/547 (2013.01); G06F 9/548 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9944131A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9944131 A1 19990902; AU 3300499 A 19990915; CN 1298502 A 20010606; EP 1057108 A1 20001206; JP 2002505471 A 20020219

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030902

2000-12-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000908

2000-12-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IE NL SE