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US20130262798 VIRTUALIZATION SYSTEM USING HARDWARE ASSISTANCE FOR SHADOW PAGE TABLE COHERENCE  
One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for maintaining a shadow page table in at least partial correspondence with guest page mappings of a guest computation. The method marking...
US20140325167 Invalidating a Range of Two or More Translation Table Entries and Instruction Therefore  
An instruction is provided to perform invalidation of an instruction specified range of segment table entries or region table entries. The instruction can be implemented by software emulation,...
US20140344535 ACCIDENTAL SHARED VOLUME ERASURE PREVENTION  
Various embodiments of accidental shared volume erasure prevention include systems, methods, and/or computer program products for receiving a request to access a volume from a requesting system,...
US20140040572 REQUEST ORDERING SUPPORT WHEN SWITCHING VIRTUAL DISK REPLICATION LOGS  
Storage access requests, such as write requests, are received from a virtual machine. A storage request processing module updates one of multiple virtual disks as directed by each of the storage...
US20140237199 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING PAGE PROTECTION FAULTS IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM  
Method and apparatus for handling page protection faults in combination particularly with the dynamic conversion of binary code executable by a one computing platform into binary code executed...
US20130212344 SELECTIVE RETIREMENT OF BLOCKS  
Systems and methods are provided for selectively retiring blocks based on refresh events of those blocks. In addition to refresh events, other criteria may be applied in making a decision whether...
US20120221811 RETENTION MANAGEMENT IN A WORM STORAGE SYSTEM  
A write-once-read-many, WORM, storage system is arranged to store datasets each with associated attributes including a WORM attribute indicating the dataset's WORM status, and to protect from...
US20120066462 UPDATING MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT IN A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD KIOSK  
A method of updating multi-media content at a digital download kiosk is described. The method comprises receiving a secure portable storage device into a portable device reader/writer in the...
US20130219135 DYNAMIC TIME REVERSAL OF A TREE OF IMAGES OF A VIRTUAL HARD DISK  
A technique manages a virtual hard disk tree in a computing system executing a hypervisor to provide a client virtualization environment. The technique involves linking, by a client executing...
US20140208046 STORAGE DEVICE OUT-OF-SPACE HANDLING  
Described embodiments detect an impending out-of-space (OOS) condition of a media. On startup, a media controller determines whether an impending OOS indicator is set from a previous startup. If...
US20140195750 BUFFER POOL EXTENSION FOR DATABASE SERVER  
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to a buffer pool for a database system. In aspects, secondary memory such as solid state storage is used to extend the buffer pool of a...
US20110219169 Buffer Pool Extension for Database Server  
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to a buffer pool for a database system. In aspects, secondary memory such as solid state storage is used to extend the buffer pool of a...
US20140201478 De-Duplication Aware Secure Delete  
A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for de-duplication aware secure delete. Responsive to receiving a secure delete request for a file, the mechanism identifies a list of file...
US20130311731 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING GOLDEN MASTER  
A system and method of making golden master is disclosed. A user image is burned to a hard disk drive. The user image includes a user partition. A user partition record pointing to the user...
US20130205106 MAPPING GUEST PAGES TO DISK BLOCKS TO IMPROVE VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGEMENT PROCESSES  
In a virtualized computer system, guest memory pages are mapped to disk blocks that contain identical contents and the mapping is used to improve management processes performed on virtual...
US20120311278 DELETE NOTIFICATIONS FOR AN ENTIRE STORAGE DEVICE  
A delete notification can be received at a storage stack filter in a storage stack. It can be determined whether the delete notification applies to an entire storage device. If the delete...
US20130346707 PARTITIONED REFERENCE COUNTER  
Resource use is recorded with a partitioned reference counter. The sum of all resource counter partitions is equivalent to the total references to a resource. When one resource counter partition...
US20140344536 STORAGE SYSTEMS THAT CREATE SNAPSHOT QUEUES  
A storage system may include a queue included in a memory and a controller configured to store commands received from a host in the queue. The queue may have a linked-list configuration. In...
US20090313443 METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR SIMPLIFIED SAS ERROR RECOVERY  
Methods and systems for simplified error recovery in a SAS device. A SAS device (e.g., a SAS/SSP target device such as a storage device) enhanced in accordance with features and aspects hereof...
US20110289288 USING TYPE STABILITY TO FACILITATE CONTENTION MANAGEMENT  
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing type stability techniques to enhance contention management. A reference counting mechanism is provided that enables transactions to...
US20140372716 PARALLEL MAPPING OF CLIENT PARTITION MEMORY TO MULTIPLE PHYSICAL ADAPTERS  
Techniques are disclosed for performing input/output (I/O) requests to two or more physical adapters in parallel. One method for performing an input/output (I/O) request includes mapping an...
US20140208045 MANAGING METADATA FOR LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGERS  
A logical volume manager (LVM) may manage a plurality of logical volumes and a plurality of drives in a logical data storage using metadata stored on the plurality of drives. The LVM may operate...
US20090271579 Storage subsystem and storage system  
Provided is a storage subsystem that can reflect, when merging storage update information and local update information, those two kinds of update information in relevant volumes without...
US20140281295 Expediting RCU Grace Periods Under User Mode Control  
A technique for supporting user mode specification of RCU grace period latency to an operating system kernel-level RCU implementation. Non-expedited and expedited RCU grace period mechanisms are...
US20110099228 METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR A PEER-TO-PEER CACHE CONTENT REPLACER  
The METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR A PEER-TO-PEER CACHE CONTENT REPLACER (“P2PCCR”) rates the value of storing specified existing content and replaces the lowest rated existing...
US20150261670 DEFERRED DESTRUCTION FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE RECLAMATION  
Memory reclamation includes executing a process that has a plurality of objects, the objects being accessible via a plurality of references, at least some of the plurality of references being...
US20130054906 MANAGING DEREFERENCED CHUNKS IN A DEDUPLICATION SYSTEM  
A chunk index has information on chunks in a storage space referenced in objects in the storage space. The chunk index includes a reference count for each chunk indicating a number of objects in...
US20140101396 COUNTER-BASED ENTRY INVALIDATION FOR METADATA PREVIOUS WRITE QUEUE  
Embodiments of the invention relate to counter-based entry invalidation for a metadata previous write queue (PWQ). An aspect of the invention includes writing an address into an entry in the...
US20090024810 Memory area management method  
In a storage device, a method is provided for preventing the risk of data loss and a significant decrease of writing speed due to area shrinkage when erased erase blocks have become fewer. A...
US20140310487 DYNAMIC RESERVATIONS IN A UNIFIED REQUEST QUEUE  
A unified request queue includes multiple entries for servicing multiple types of requests. Each of the entries of the unified request queue is generally allocable to requests of any of the...
US20140310486 DYNAMIC RESERVATIONS IN A UNIFIED REQUEST QUEUE  
A unified request queue includes multiple entries for servicing multiple types of requests. Each of the entries of the unified request queue is generally allocable to requests of any of the...
US20060200357 Policy based data shredding for storage controller  
Policy based data shredding is provided to be executed in a storage controller. A logical volume stored on media, such as magnetic disk drives, may be assigned one or more possible shredding...
US20090276588 Free space utilization in tiered storage systems  
Embodiments of the invention include first storage mediums having first storage characteristics for making up a first pool of capacity of a first tier of storage, and second storage mediums having...
US20120284469 MEMORY SYSTEM AND BAD BLOCK MANAGEMENT METHOD  
Disclosed is a bad block management method of a memory system that includes virtual blocks having a plurality of units and at least one reserved block. The bad block management method includes...
US20120072652 MULTI-LEVEL BUFFER POOL EXTENSIONS  
A buffer manager that manages blocks of memory amongst multiple levels of buffer pools. For instance, there may be a first level buffer pool for blocks in first level memory, and a second level...
US20080098185 Remote file system with efficient handling of uncommitted pages  
One embodiment relates to a method of handling uncommitted pages in a remote file system. At least three lists are maintained at a client of the remote file system. Said at least three lists...
US20090287893 METHOD FOR MANAGING MEMORY  
A method is employed to manage a memory, e.g., a flash memory, including a plurality of paired pages. Each paired page includes a page and a respective risk zone. For each write command, at least...
US20130282995 ALIGNMENT FOR MULTIPLE FIFO POINTERS  
In described embodiments, a multiple first-in, first-out buffer pointers (multi-FIFO pointers) alignment system includes synchronization circuitry to align multiple FIFO buffer operations. A FIFO...
US20050289289 Software to erase a non-volatile storage device  
In accordance with at least some embodiments of the invention, a system comprises a processor, a non-volatile storage device coupled to the processor, a read-only memory (ROM) coupled to the...
US20120124304 MEMORY BLOCK MANAGEMENT  
One or more embodiments comprise control circuitry coupled to one or more memory devices having a number of planes of physical blocks organized into super blocks. The control circuitry can be...
US20100180091 DISCARDABLE FILES  
The present application includes methods and system for managing a storage device. In one implementation, a storage allocator that is present in a host or a storage device receives a request to...
US20110167231 Value Recycling Facility for Multithreaded Computations  
Solutions to a value recycling problem facilitate implementations of computer programs that may execute as multithreaded computations in multiprocessor computers, as well as implementations of...
US20080183986 Entry replacement within a data store  
A data processing system 2 includes a data store 14 having storage locations storing entries which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as operand value prediction, branch prediction, etc....
US20080201540 PRESERVATION OF INTEGRITY OF DATA ACROSS A STORAGE HIERARCHY  
A method and apparatus for preservation of integrity of data across a storage hierarchy. An embodiment of a method includes verifying integrity of a memory page that is stored in primary computer...
US20130061012 VIRTUAL MACHINE CODE INJECTION  
A memory has a page to store code executable by a processor. A management component is to inject the code into a virtual machine. The management component is to indicate within a memory table for...
US20120117339 FLEXIBLE CONTENT STORAGE MANAGEMENT FOR DVRS  
A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to receive a request from a user to record a requested media item. The...
US20080282046 Part information restoration method, part information management method and electronic apparatus  
A part information restoration method is adapted to an electronic apparatus having first and second parts which are replaceable and are provided with a nonvolatile memory for storing part...
US20050097284 Method of determining bounds for minimum cost  
An embodiment of a method of determining bounds for a minimum cost begins, by solving an integer program using a relaxation of binary variables to determine a lower bound for the minimum cost. The...
US20090327577 HYBRID STORAGE  
Solid-state memory and mechanical disk memory can be used together to create a reliable storage unit with desirable performance characteristics. Initially, memory can be entered to the solid-state...
US20150179284 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING TAGS ASSOCIATED WITH READ VOLTAGES  
A data storage device includes a controller coupled to a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory is configured to store multiple tags that include a first tag and a second tag. The controller...

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