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The Remote Memory Server

The server is a user level program listening to a socket and accepting connections from clients. Each client is served by a new instance of the server which uses portion of the local workstation's main memory to store the client's pages. When the client requests a pagein, the server transfers the requested page(s) over the socket. When the client requests a pageout, the server reads the incoming pages from the socket, and stores them in its main memory. The server is also responsible for swap space allocation and for providing periodically information to the client concerning the memory load of its host. A parity server is by no means different than a memory server. It just performs pageins and pageouts responding to client requests without knowing whether it stores memory pages or parity pages.

Evangelos Markatos
Wed Aug 7 11:36:29 EET DST 1996