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SubjectRe: Tux 2 patents

The patent attorneys at Malinkrodt received the materials Daniel sent
yesterday on the Tux 2 patents via courier and are working on the
analysis. They said they would have something for us to post on LKML
next week.

Jeff

Alain Williams wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I remember when at the University of Cambridge (in England) about 25 years ago
> seeing some work then about the Jackdaw (or was is Jackard) database system
> that had the great feature of being immune to OS crashes, it used a phased
> update mechanism where new blocks were written to disk and the last block
> written was the one that contained the switched pointer, until this last block
> had been written the changes had not been made. Since the write of a disk block
> was atomic the database would never be corrupt.
>
> If someone wants I think that I still have a (paper) copy of the report describing
> this. I can send/fax a copy if wanted.
>
> I don't subscribe to this list, so please reply direct if someone wants it.
>
> (Please don't request a copy just out of curiosity since I don't want to have
> to post/fax copies that won't help resolve this case by showing prior art.)
>
> Cheers
>
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> Alain Williams
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