Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Discrete Characterization of Program Referencing Dynamics

Philippe De Smedt

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-84-169
March 1984

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1984/CSD-84-169.pdf

A discrete generative model to describe the dynamics of program behavior in a virtual memory environment is presented. It is based upon the working set concept and models the changes in the working set from one time interval to another by comparing overlapping windows of references, to determine which pages are new, and which ones are no longer referenced. The statistics about arrivals and departures can be used in a stochastic string generation program. The behavior of the new strings is then compared to the one of the original string, as a test of the model's validity.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{De Smedt:CSD-84-169,
    Author = {De Smedt, Philippe},
    Title = {Discrete Characterization of Program Referencing Dynamics},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1984},
    Month = {Mar},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1984/5955.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-84-169},
    Abstract = {A discrete generative model to describe the dynamics of program behavior in a virtual memory environment is presented. It is based upon the working set concept and models the changes in the working set from one time interval to another by comparing overlapping windows of references, to determine which pages are new, and which ones are no longer referenced. The statistics about arrivals and departures can be used in a stochastic string generation program.  The behavior of the new strings is then compared to the one of the original string, as a test of the model's validity.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1984
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