Patent Number: 7,535,916

Title: Method for sharing a transport connection across a multi-processor platform with limited inter-processor communications

Abstract: A method is disclosed for sharing a transport connection in a host having two or more processors that exchange limited inter-processor communications. Ranges of transport sequence numbers are assigned to the processors of the host, and a range assigned to a particular processor does not overlap with any other range assigned to any other processor. An outbound message is sent over the transport connection from a processor of the host, where the message includes a transport sequence number selected from the range assigned to that processor. An inbound message is received at a designated processor of the host that is configured to receive all inbound messages sent to the host over the transport connection.

Inventors: Stewart; Randall (Chapin, SC), Bryant; Stewart Frederick (Green Park Reading, GB), Lei; Peter (Arlington Heights, IL)

Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04J 3/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00