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The Design and Implementation of the RPC Device Drivers

Penny, Ian (1994) The Design and Implementation of the RPC Device Drivers. Technical report. University of Kent, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (KAR id:21203)

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Abstract

The RPC project group is investigating high performance communication network interface structures which are compatible with existing operating systems, in this instance SunOS 4.1 Unix. The use of parallel processing in the marshalling and unmarshalling of RPC arguments together with direct I/O to and from the user's data area and early scheduling of user processes, are expected to give a higher throughput than more traditional implementations. The network front end comprises PC based TRAM's. The Unix machine is a Sun SPARC1+ running SunOS 4.1.3. The interconnection between the two systems is by the SCSI bus. To implement this structure requires a kernel device driver to act as a bridge between the Unix environment on the SPARC station and the TRAM's in the PC. This report describes the structure and implementation of this device driver, showing the design adopted to provide multiple rpc interfaces over a single SCSI bus.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 21:08 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21203 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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