Patent Number: 7,103,746

Title: Method of sparing memory devices containing pinned memory

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a method of sparing and removing pinned or interleaved memory. When a memory device failure is predicted in a device containing pinned memory, a request may be made for the de-allocation of a freeable memory range 304. When the request for de-allocating the freeable range of memory is accepted 306, the memory data from the failing memory device may be copied to one or more de-allocated memory devices 308. Requests directed to the failing memory device may be re-routed to the replacement memory device(s) 310 and the memory without the deactivated memory device 312 may be re-interleaved.

Inventors: Kulick; Stanley S. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018