Patent Number: 8,793,412

Title: Event-based execution buffer management

Abstract: Techniques for reacting to events in a switch module. Embodiments provide a plurality of predefined load/store operations stored in a first memory buffer of the switch module. An execution buffer capable of storing load/store operations within the switch module is also provided. Responsive to detecting that a first predefined event has occurred, embodiments copy the plurality of predefined load/store operations from the first memory buffer to the execution buffer for execution. Upon detecting the plurality of predefined load/store operations within the execution buffer, the plurality of predefined load/store operations within the execution buffer are executed.

Inventors: Kirscht; Joseph A. (Rochester, MN), Walk; Bruce M. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 5/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018