AN ADVACNCED DISK BLOCK CACHING ALGORITHM FOR DISK I/O SUB-SYSTEM

  • Jung, Soo-Mok (Department of Computer Science Sahmyook University) ;
  • Rho, Kyung-Taeg (Department of Medical Computer Science Eulji University)
  • Published : 2007.09.30

Abstract

A hard disk, which can be classified as an external storage is usually capacious and economical. In spite of the attractive characteristics and efforts on the performance improvement, however, the operation of the hard disk is apparently slower than a processor and the advancement has also been slowly conducted since it is based on mechanical process. On the other hand, the advancement of the processor has been drastically performed as semiconductor technology does. So, disk I/O sub-system becomes bottleneck of computer systems' performance. For this reason, the research on disk I/O sub-system is in progress to improve computer systems' performance. In this paper, we proposed multi-level LRU scheme and then apply it to the computer systems with buffer cache and disk cache. By applying the proposed scheme to computer systems, the average access time to disk blocks can be decreased. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm was verified by simulation results.

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