Published Online: 15 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
Denning, P. J. 2008. Working Set. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–2.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2008
The working set is a dynamic subset of a process's address space that must be loaded in main memory to ensure acceptable processing efficiency. Working set ploicies can be tuned for close-to-optimal system throughput and response time. They prevent thrashing. The working set is the reference standard for all virtual memory management policies.
- working set;
- memory management;
- replacement policy;
- virtual memory;
- locality principle