Thread suspension system and method using trapping instructions

  • US 7,013,454 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2001
  • Issued: 03/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer program product encoded in at least one computer readable medium, the computer program product comprising:

  • mutator code executable by a processor and including an instruction that coincides with a safe point in an execution path thereof, the instruction explicitly encoding parallelism amongst multiple component operations thereof,wherein, based on a settable state of the processor, one of the operations of the instruction selectively triggers suspension of the mutator code at the safe point.

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