Method and apparatus for scheduling message processing

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7170900
APP PUB NO 20030016685A1
SERIAL NO

09905391

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The present invention provides a method and apparatus for scheduling message processing. The present invention provides a scheduling mechanism, or scheduler (602), that receives messages (608) and stores the messages (610 or 614) in a first queue (604) or a second queue (606) based, in part, on various criteria associated with the messages. The criteria include message attributes, such as message priority, virtual private network ('VPN') classification and destination software function. The first queue (604) can be a first-in-first-out queue, and the second queue (606) can be a multi-dimensional queue. The scheduler (602) then schedules the queued messages (612 or 616) for processing based, in part, on various operating criteria (618), such as historical operating data, current operating data and anti-starvation criteria. In addition, the scheduler (602) can be programmed to function in a variety of operating modes.

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ERICSSON INC.RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC1436
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)STOCKHOLM12611

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berggreen, Arthur Santa Barbara, CA 3 62

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