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1. (WO1998050855) METHOD FOR SCHEDULING THREAD EXECUTION ON A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPERATING SYSTEM THREADS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050855    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/008801
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri May 01 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G06F 9/48
Applicants: MANGOSOFT CORPORATION
Inventors: DIETTERICH, Daniel, J.
CARTER, John, B.
DAVIS, Scott, H.
FRANK, Steven, J.
HANSEN, Thomas, G.
LEE, Hsin, H.
Title: METHOD FOR SCHEDULING THREAD EXECUTION ON A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPERATING SYSTEM THREADS
Abstract:
A system for scheduling thread execution on a limited number of operating system threads inside a kernel device driver and allowing execution of context threads by kernel mode threads includes a kernel device driver that itself includes at least one kernel thread. A data structure stored in a memory element is associated with a context thread to be executed by the system. A flow scheduler stores context thread state in the associated data structure and schedules the execution of one or more context threads.