Concurrent programming environment for memory-mapped persistent object systems

Mei Mei Fu, Partha Dasgupta

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Abstract

The advantages of object-oriented programming systems are well known. However, in general, they do not support long-lived objects, nor do they allow concurrent sharing or dynamic re-use of language defined objects. Persistent object systems address some of these shortfalls. In this paper we present a design and implementation of a persistent object system that uses memory-mapping to directly map objects from the persistent store into the address space of user programs. Memory mapping makes the management and manipulation of persistent objects simpler. In particular, complex object structures can be executed (shared) concurrently on behalf of separate applications. A simple language extension has been designed and added to C++ to make the programming of persistence, sharing, synchronization and consistency control expressible. With efficient run-time support for persistent pointer resolution and consistency maintenance, this approach can provide much finer-grain execution concurrency and sharing, easier object navigation, simpler programmability and possibly better performance, than object-oriented database systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages291-297
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818644400
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 17th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference - COMPSAC 93 - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1993Nov 5 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-6512

Other

OtherProceedings of the 17th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference - COMPSAC 93
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA
Period11/1/9311/5/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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