Patent Number: 6,298,422

Title: Method for reducing the memory requirements for an application program executing in a multi-tasking environment

Abstract: The invention provides a method for reducing the memory requirements and CPU cycle consumption of an executing program in a suspended state suspends the program by intercepting the entry points of the program. The contents of the memory occupied by the program and its data objects are then discarded or compressed, wherein the compressed data is stored at another region in the memory. The memory region containing the uncompressed data is then designated as free memory.

Inventors: Spilo; Michael L. (New York, NY), Daub; Jonathan A. (New York, NY)

Assignee: Network Associates, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/02 (20060101); G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 9/48 (20060101); G06F 012/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018