Where concurrent processes originate

  • Stanislaw Chrobot
Session Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 782)


Direct control over short- and medium-term scheduling algorithms is of primary importance in systems programming, real-time programming and multiprocessor parallel programming. Such algorithms can be implemented in high level language programs if low level synchronisation primitives are incorporated into the language. The objective of the paper is to discuss an extension of the Modula-2 low level synchronisation primitives (meant for a uniprocessor system) to multi-processor systems. Its aim is to investigate how elementary the low level primitives can be without losing their integrity. The solution introduces idling processes and two rudimentary operations for the delay and the immediate resumption of a process inside the monitor.


Multiprocessor System Concurrent Process Communicate Sequential Process Transfer Operation Operating System Kernel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanislaw Chrobot
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

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