MPS Design Documents
|copyright||See Copyright and License.|
This is the catalogue of design documents of the Memory Pool System product.
This is not a complete set of design documents for the MPS. We have many hundreds of documents from before the MPS was acquired by Ravenbrook on 2001-08-10, many of which contain confidential information [RB_2002-06-18]. We are sorting through these and will include more as time goes on. We have tried to select the key documents for inclusion in the open source release, by including those documents referenced by the source code.
If there is a document you think might exist and want to see it, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to dig it up.
|alloc-frame||Design of the MPS allocation frame protocol|
|arena||The design of the MPS arena|
|arenavm||Virtual memory arena|
|buffer||Allocation buffers and allocation points|
|cbs||Coalescing Block Structure land implementation|
|check||Design of checking in MPS|
|class-interface||Design of the pool class interface|
|collection||The collection framework|
|config||The design of MPS configuration|
|critical-path||The critical path through the MPS|
|diag||The design of MPS diagnostic feedback|
|failover||Fail-over land implementation|
|fix||The Design of the Generic Fix Function|
|freelist||Free list land implementation|
|guide.hex.trans||Guide to transliterating the alphabet into hexadecimal|
|guide.impl.c.format||Coding standard: conventions for the general format of C source code in the MPS|
|interface-c||The design of the Memory Pool System interface to C|
|io||The design of the MPS I/O subsystem|
|keyword-arguments||The design of the MPS mechanism for passing arguments by keyword.|
|land||Lands (collections of address ranges)|
|lib||The design of the Memory Pool System library interface|
|lock||The design of the lock module|
|locus||The design for the locus manager|
|message||MPS to client message protocol|
|message-gc||Messages sent when garbage collection begins or ends|
|nailboard||Nailboards for ambiguously referenced segments|
|object-debug||Debugging Features for Client Objects|
|pool||The design of the pool and pool class mechanisms|
|poolamc||Automatic Mostly-Copying pool class|
|poolams||Automatic Mark-and-Sweep pool class|
|poolawl||Automatic Weak Linked pool class|
|poollo||Leaf Object pool class|
|poolmfs||Manual Fixed Small pool class|
|poolmrg||Manual Rank Guardian pool class|
|poolmv||Manual Variable pool class|
|poolmvt||Manual Variable Temporal pool class|
|poolmvff||Manual Variable First-Fit pool class|
|prot||Generic design of the protection module|
|protan||ANSI implementation of protection module|
|protli||Linux implementation of protection module|
|protocol||The design for protocol inheritance in MPS|
|protsu||SunOS 4 implementation of protection module|
|pthreadext||Design of the Posix thread extensions for MPS|
|range||Ranges of addresses|
|reservoir||The design of the low-memory reservoir|
|ring||The design of the ring data structure|
|root||The design of the root manager|
|scan||The design of the generic scanner|
|seg||The design of the MPS segment data structure|
|shield||Shield abstraction: separate control of collector access and mutator (client) access to memory|
|sig||Signatures in the MPS|
|splay||Design of splay trees|
|sso1al||Stack scanner for Digital Unix / Alpha systems|
|telemetry||The design of the MPS telemetry mechanism|
|tests||The design of MPS internal tests|
|thread-manager||The design of the MPS thread manager|
|thread-safety||Thread Safety in the MPS|
|type||The design of the general MPS types|
|version-library||Design of the MPS library version mechanism|
|version||Design of MPS software versions|
|vm||The design of the virtual mapping interface|
|vman||ANSI fake VM|
|vmo1||VM Module on DEC Unix|
|vmso||VM Design for Solaris|
|writef||The design of the MPS writef function|
|[RB_2002-06-18]||(1, 2) "The Obsolete Memory Management Information System"; Richard Brooksby; Ravenbrook Limited; 2002-06-18; <http://www.ravenbrook.com/project/mps/doc/2002-06-18/obsolete-mminfo>.|
- 2002-05-23 RB Created empty catalogue based on P4DTI design document catalogue.
- 2002-06-07 RB Added a bunch of design documents referenced by the source code.
- 2002-06-21 NB Remove P4DTI reference, which doesn't fit here. Maybe one day we'll have a corporate design document procedure.
- 2002-06-24 RB Added fix, object-debug, thread-manager, and thread-safety.
- 2007-02-08 RHSK Added message-gc and shield.
- 2007-06-12 RHSK Added cstyle.
- 2007-06-28 RHSK Added diag.
- 2008-12-04 RHSK Added tests.
- 2008-12-10 RHSK Correct description of message-gc: gc begin or end.
- 2012-09-14 RB Added link to critical-path
- 2013-05-10 RB Fixed link to sig and added guide.hex.trans
- 2013-05-22 GDR Add link to keyword-arguments.
- 2013-05-25 RB Replacing "cstyle" with reworked "guide.impl.c.format".
- 2013-06-07 RB Converting to reST. Linking to [RB_2002-06-18].
- 2014-01-29 RB The arena no longer manages generation zonesets.
- 2014-01-17 GDR Add abq, nailboard, range.
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