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||Allocation frame protocol|
|arenavm||Virtual memory arena|
|buffer||Allocation buffers and allocation points|
|cbs||Coalescing block structures|
|class-interface||Pool class interface|
|clock||Fast high-resolution clock|
|critical-path||The critical path through the MPS|
|fix||The generic fix function|
|freelist||Free list allocator|
|guide.hex.trans||Transliterating the alphabet into hexadecimal|
|guide.impl.c.format||Coding standard: conventions for the general format of C source code in the MPS|
|guide.impl.c.naming||Coding standard: conventions for internal names|
|land||Lands (collections of address ranges)|
|message||Client message protocol|
|nailboard||Nailboards for ambiguously referenced segments|
|object-debug||Debugging features for client objects|
|pool||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|
|prmc||Protection mutator context|
|protli||Linux implementation of protection module|
|protsu||SunOS 4 implementation of protection module|
|pthreadext||POSIX thread extensions|
|range||Ranges of addresses|
|ring||Ring data structure|
|scan||The generic scanner|
|seg||Segment data structure|
|sig||Signatures in the MPS|
|ss||Stack and register scanning|
|sso1al||Stack scanner for Digital Unix / Alpha systems|
|thread-safety||Thread safety in the MPS|
|type||General MPS types|
|version-library||Library version mechanism|
|vmo1||VM Module on DEC Unix|
|vmso||VM Design for Solaris|
|writef||The 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.
- 2016-03-22 RB Add write-barier.
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