Patent Number: 6,941,437

Title: Memory allocation scheme

Abstract: A method for managing a memory is provided which comprises the steps of: receiving a request for a memory allocation from a first application, the request comprising a requested memory amount; estimating a total amount of a memory available to the first application; freeing a partition of the memory sufficient for the first application based on the requested memory amount; and allocating the partition to the first application. The memory can be freed in a number of ways, including, by shutting down other applications based upon a priority or priority state scheme, issuing a shut down request to another application, or by allowing the user to select an application to be shut down.

Inventors: Cook; Jeremy (Nesttun, NO), Goloshubin; Alexey (Bergen, NO)

Assignee: Wind River Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/02 (20060101); G06F 012/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/06/2022