<storage, algorithm>

A variation of the Scan disk aceess algorithm for use in a real-time environment where, in general, requests are served according to Earliest Deadline First. If two requests share the same deadline, they may be reorganised according to Scan.

A typical example is a video server that retrieves video data from a hard disk. The playback of a video impose tight real-time constraints but if the server retrieves data once every second for each video channel, Scan-EDF can be applied, reducing the seek overhead.

Last updated: 1995-11-15

Nearby terms:

scan designSCANDISKScan-EDFscanfScan-In, Scan-Outscan line

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