Lightweight Remote Procedure Call

Bershad, Anderson, Lazowska, and Levy

One-line summary: This paper presents a lightweight communication facility (based on RPC) designed to handle communication between protection domains on a single machine.

Overview/Main Points


This paper offers an optimization that can be used to significantly improve the structure of operating systems through improving the common case of local cross-domain calls (with simple data). In general, their techniques and results seem useful and valuable.


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