Grasshopper - a persistent operating system for conventional hardware

Alan Dearle, Rex Di Bona, James Farrow, Frans Henskens, Anders Lindstrom, John Rosenberg, Francis Vaughan

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Abstract

The paper describes Grasshopper, an operating system designed to provide generic mechanisms capable of being tailored to support a wide range of persistence paradigms. A constraint placed on this design is that the system must be implementable on conventional architectures which support paged virtual memory. The basic system abstractions relating to addressing environments, processes, and protection are described. It is shown that these provide explicit support for distributed persistent objects and processes, stability, and access control. At the same time the system provides the flexibility to allow user implementation of alternative object management techniques.



Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Second International Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems
EditorsLuis-Felipe Cabrera, Eric Jul
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages81-85
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818630159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems, IWOOOS 1992 - Dourdan, France
Duration: 24 Sep 199225 Sep 1992

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems, IWOOOS 1992
CountryFrance
CityDourdan
Period24/09/9225/09/92

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