Principles of Database Buffer Management

  title={Principles of Database Buffer Management},
  author={Wolfgang Effelsberg and Theo H{\"a}rder},
  journal={ACM Trans. Database Syst.},
This paper discusses the implementation of a database buffer manager as a component of a DBMS. The interface between calling components of higher system layers and the buffer manager is described; the principal differences between virtual memory paging and database buffer management are outlined; the notion of referencing versus addressing of database pages is introduced; and the concept of fixing pages in the buffer to prevent uncontrolled replacement is explained. Three basic tasks have to be… CONTINUE READING
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