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Patent Title: Heterogeneous filing system with common API and reconciled file management rules

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5668958
Issue Date: 09-16-1997
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File Date:09-12-1995

Abstract: A computer system manages first and second different file systems. The system comprises first and second, different file managers having first and second different APIs for the first and second file systems, respectively. The system also comprises a hybrid file manager for managing the second file system based on requests made using the first API. The hybrid manager applies rules from both APIs to control atomicity of requests, access concurrency, and data consistency rules. The hybrid rules prevent violation of the rules of either API.


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